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79,374.  There was a young lady named Bright

Who traveled much faster than light.

She set out one day

In a relative way,

And came back the previous night.  (Limerick & Light & Theory of Relativity)  Anonymous, attributed to Arthur Buller

 

 

91,022.  Light from a moving object travels at the same speed no matter whether the object is at rest or in motion.  Thou shalt not add my speed to the speed of light.  Also, no material object can travel at or beyond the speed of light.  Professor Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Cosmos: Journeys in Space and Time 1979

 

 

78.  Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night:

God said, ‘Let Newton be.’  And all was light.  (God & Nature & Isaac Newton & Light & Epitaph)  Alexander Pope

 

 

839.  To seek the light of truth while truth the while

Doth falsely blind the eyesight of his look. 

Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile.  (Truth & Light)  William Shakespeare, Loves Labours Lost I i 75-78

 

 

2,536.  He [Newton] wondered what light might be made of and wanted to know how vision worked.  (Science & Isaac Newton & Light & Vision)  Genius of Britain: The Scientists who Changed the World, Channel 4 2012

 

 

2,759.  James Clark Maxwell, a Victorian scientist who was fascinated by light.  (Universe & Light)  Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design: The Key to the Cosmos

 

2,761.  Light is an electro-magnetic wave too.  (Universe & Light & Magnetism)  ibid.

 

 

79,299.  There’s a cosmic speed limit.  186,000 miles per second.  Also known as the speed of light.  Nothing can exceed that speed.  Stephen Hawkings Universe: Into the Universe: Time Travel: Is Time Travel Possible?

 

 

79,278.  He was complex and contradictory.  A brilliant inventor and a bumbling businessman ... An extraordinary men who revolutionised modern living: Thomas Edison.  (Light & Invention & Electricity)  Horizon: The Wizard who Spat on the Floor 1972

 

79,279.  Edison foresaw an age when his inventions would be mass produced.  (Light & Invention & Electricity)  ibid.

 

79,280.  In 1875 for example he discovered a previously unknown electrical phenomenon which he called Etheric Force.  He stumbled across it accidentally ... Edison had discovered the foundations of wireless electricity.  (Light & Invention & Electricity)  ibid.

 

79,281.  Edison tried a great variety of substances against the membrane of the transmitter.  Drops of water.  Sponge.  Paper.  Felt.  Some two thousand chemicals ... He scraped  off the carbon, pressed it into a little cake and he tried it.  It proved to be the perfect transmitter of electricity impulses to the membrane.  (Light & Invention & Electricity)  ibid.

 

79,282.  The transmitter was a microphone as we know it today ... The wizard’s most spectacular trick was yet to come.  Those are the first sounds ever recorded.  The phonograph.  (Light & Invention & Sound)  ibid.

 

 

11,781.  There must indeed be some relation between the colour of an object and the amount of long, middle or short-wave light it reflects.  (Colour & See & Vision & Light)  Horizon: Colourful Notions 1985

 

 

79,283.  The photons arrive at the slits one at a time.  So those that get through the screen on the other side should make two bright lines.  They shouldn’t interfere and make the full pattern of stripes, but they do.  (Light & Photon & Particle & Quantum Physics)  Horizon: The Time Lords 1996

 

 

71,116.  He said that light could also be thought of as individual particles.  His discovery that light was not only a wave but also tiny individual particles revolutionised the whole of Physics.  And it would give birth to Einstein’s demon.  (Einstein & Light)  Horizon: Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony 2005

 

 

3,307.  Black holes are the most terrifying places in the universe.  Created when a giant star dies, at their hearts is a point of infinite gravity so powerful nothing can escape it, not even light.  (Black Hole & Star & Gravity & Light)  Horizon: What is Reality? 2011

 

79,287.  Single photons ... What you get is something completely different: even though only single photons of light are being fired through the slits they don’t create two lines, they mysteriously create three.  (Light & Photon & Multiverse & Parallel Universe & Reality & Quantum Physics)  ibid.

 

79,288.  If you put detectors by the slits, the mysterious behaviour stops.  The photons behave just like bullets.  Take the detectors away – the multiple stripes mysteriously re-appear.  So what is going on?  Rather astonishingly it seems we can change the way reality behaves just by looking at it.  But this means reality has a secret life of its own.  (Light & Photon & Multiverse & Parallel Universe & Reality & Quantum Physics)  ibid.

 

79,289.  According to this theory the photon of light faces two slits; it doesn’t split in two – it splits the world in two.  Every photon in the double slit experiment creates a new parallel world.  (Light & Photon & Multiverse & Parallel Universe & Reality & Quantum Physics)  ibid.

 

 

2,821.  It’s called the Observable Universe.  We can only map what’s inside ... The light hasn’t had time to reach us yet.  (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Light)  Horizon: How Big is the Universe?  2012

 

 

3,231.  The Doppler Shift also applies to light: by measuring changes in the wavelength of light emitted from galaxies Hubble was able to figure out that galaxies were flying away from each other.  And receding galaxies could mean only one thing – the universe was expanding.  (Big Bang & Universe & Light & Galaxy)  Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Lost Horizons: Big Bang 2008

 

 

61,137.  Abu al-Haytham combined the two Greek ideas and defined our modern understanding of light and vision ... his Book of Optics.  (Islam & Science & Light)  Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Science & Islam: The Empire of Reason

 

 

79,273.  So how does light move through empty space? ... It would take the genius of Einstein in 1905 to reveal that this picture of light doesn’t need an ether.  Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Everything & Nothing: Nothing

 

 

70,916.  For much of human history, when the sun went down and the dark set in, we were at the mercy of the night.  (Light & Darkness & Night)  Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Light and Dark, BBC 2013

 

69,275.  Light and dark is essentially the story of everything we know and everything we don't know about our universe.  (Light & Darkness)  ibid.

 

69,276.  For centuries understanding what light really is has been one of science's most enduring questions.  ibid.

 

79,339.  Euclid had discovered that light travels in straight lines.  ibid.

 

79,340.  Galileo went on to develop a more powerful telescope.  And with it use the ability to bend light to change our perspective on the cosmos.  (Light & Telescope)  ibid.

 

79,341.  Through his telescope Galileo had seen evidence that overturned the accepted dogma that the earth was the fulcrum about which everything in the universe evolved.  ibid.

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