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Casting a light: Coronavirus transmission and natural UV light

New research, centered upon seasonal variations, finds that natural variations in ultraviolet radiation can influence the ease of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and rates of COVID-19.

Hydrogels used for water purification

Texas City - Researchers have developed an effective and low-cost method to produce water of drinking water quality through the use of hydrogel technology. The process works in conjunction with sunlight.

Should Canada be recommending vitamin D?

Toronto - Following the recommendation that people in the U.K. take vitamin D supplements, a pressure group in Canada has begun lobbying for the recommendations to be made by the Canadian government.

The month in which you were born could affect your later health

According to a new UK study, babies delivered during the hottest months of the year have a better chance of enjoying a healthy adulthood, due to early exposure to sunlight.

Family home destroyed by fire started by jar of Nutella

A warning has been issued after a family's home was devastated by a raging fire started by a Nutella jar that had been left by a window. It magnified the sun's rays and started the huge fire.

Genetic engineering increases tomato yields

Enhancing the expression of a single gene in tomatoes seemingly improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields.

Will sunlight help you to lose weight?

Bright morning light is associated with weight loss, according to a new study. People who had most exposure to bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day.

Dung beetles navigate by sunlight

Shortly after demonstrating dung beetles’ ability to navigate by the stars, researchers in Sweden provide evidence that the insects can also use the sun to find their way.

Rjukan, Norway to get sunlight this winter via giant mirrors

Rjukan - A remote Norwegian town, nestled in a steep-sided valley in southern Norway, lives in the shadows during winter. Now a bright idea will bring sunshine to the people of Rjukan in Telemark, Norway.

Why are cheese plants full of holes?

A new research report suggests that the peculiar leaves of the Swiss cheese plant, which form a pattern of holes, have developed to help them to avoid stress.

Video: Sunlight, exploding vodka bottles sets liquor store ablaze

Burnsville - Firefighters and a store owner in Minnesota learned a valuable lesson when they discovered sunlight and vodka can be a dangerous combination.

Swiss woman dies after attempting daylight diet

An unnamed Swiss woman in her early 50's has died after attempting to live on only rays of sunlight, starving herself in a concept also known as breatharianism.

Could Vitamin D Be as Helpful as Vaccine In Swine Flu Resistance? Special

The 'sunshine vitamin' may be just what the doctor needs to order when it comes to preventing the flu's complications according to the founder of Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center, Dr. William Grant.

Study: 75 Percent of Americans Vitamin D Deficient

According to a study from the University of Colorado, 75% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient. The change in outdoor behaviors have been cited.

Link Between Vitamin D Status & Breast Cancer

Researchers at the Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine show an association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B (UVB), and breast cancer.

Scientists Use Sunlight to Make Methanol Fuel From CO2

Researchers have found a novel method of recycling carbon dioxide emissions to produce fuels such as methanol or gasoline. It will use sunlight to break down carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide and oxygen, and use the former to make other fuels.

How to Make Your Own, Dirt Cheap, Eco-friendly, Washing Powder

My mother told me today that she's figured out a way of making her own washing powder. She's tried and tested it and it is as good as the top brands, she assures me. This is how you can do it too.

Swiss Town Considers Mirror To Capture Sunlight

Imagine living in a village where there's no sunlight for three months out of the year.

Sunlight Direct Hybrid Lighting: Install It, Get a 30% Federal Tax Credit

One thing they do not mention is the Initial cost of the thing but the advantages might outweigh it.

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A family home was destroyed in a fire after the sun s rays were intensified and magnified by a Nutel...
A family home was destroyed in a fire after the sun's rays were intensified and magnified by a Nutella jar
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Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
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NASA s Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and th...
NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured sunglints in a visible image of the spill
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heimvision Alarm Clock Wake up Light, with a red light.

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