Light: Going Beyond the Bulb

Light is one of those things that we almost inevitably take for granted. In fact, many of us might not realize the extent that we overlook its contributions to our lives, because it's hard to see - literally -- just how much it does.

The light that humans can detect with their eyes is but a mere fraction of the total light out there. Light takes many forms, including radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays.

Image caption: In this piece of art, light bulbs were placed in a medical X-ray machine. The artist then added color to the individual light bulbs to create the desired effect. Credit: Dr. Paula Fontaine/www.RadiantArtStudios.com

Read the full article at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kimberly-k-arcand/light-going-beyond-the-bulb-_b_6857238.html

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