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A brief description of how Solar Yard Lamps work. This site is part of Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com. A good, understandable site.
Includes a number of games about light and colour - reflection, spectrum, speed of light, optical illusions and refraction. Teachers notes available.
Calculation of the deflection of starlight expected due to bending of light close to a large mass, plus some observed results.
The Cosmic Microwave Background, leftover light from the big bang, carries a wealth of information about the universe — for those who can read it.
Details of the experiment conducted to determine the speed of light including Ole Römer's observation with an eclipse of Io, Jupiter's moon.
Comment by Professor Jim Al-Khalili on why he doesn't believe neutrinos really do travel faster than light.
A simple, easy to understand explanation of polarised light, using the analogy of a piece of string.
The historical development of a model for light. In particular the nature of light and its propagation as a wave in the ether.
Experimental measurements of the speed of light have been refined in progressively more accurate experiments since the seventeenth century.
A high school physics tutorial on how light is reflected, also covering plane, convex and concave mirrors.
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