Monday, 29 August 2016

Rainbows Reveal What's Really Going On In The Sky

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Scientists can look at a rainbow and see a lot more than a pretty band of color in a stormy sky. Knowledge gained from studying these multicoloured arcs of scattered light can be incredibly useful in ways that may not immediately spring to mind.

Rainbow effects can warn of chemical contamination in the atmosphere, help to develop more efficient combustion engines and possibly even provide insight into the mechanics of reinforced concrete.

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