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Column: Science of color and light lies in what we cannot see

  • NEW YORK TIMES

    Changes in the spectrum of light affect how we perceive color. Sunlight, an incandescent bulb and a fluorescent light each consist of a spectrum with a different color at maximum intensity.

All paint inside a can is black until the can is opened. Strange as it might seem, it is true. What we see as color is a matter of perception, intrinsic properties of an object and the light that illuminates it. Read more

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