Artificial light


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Artificial light

Illumination produced by an electrical process, or the burning of fuel.
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Because of artificial light at night, we often eat in the wrong time, that is, after the natural dusk, when metabolic processes slow down, said N.
Based on spacecraft images of Earth in 1997, it shows a spectrum from black--representing the natural night sky--to pink, in which artificial light effectively erases any view of the stars at all.
A study of mice given identical diets found those exposed to artificial light for longer piled on the pounds.
Researcher Sander Kooijman said: "The increasing prevalence of obesity is associated with a disrupted sleep-wake pattern in humans and coincides with the availability of artificial light.
University researchers light can sea clog The experts from Bangor University say measures must be taken to combat the Dr Tom Davies, a former Bangor PhD student who is now at the University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute, said: "We know that artificial light at night alters the behaviour of many marine animals, but this is the first study to show that it can disrupt the development of ecological communities in the marine environment.
The resulting file of illuminances was used to determine the control of artificial light.
Equally, artificial light is not always necessary, has the potential to become what is termed 'light pollution' or 'obtrusive light', and not all modern lighting is suitable in all locations.
There's no shortage of starlings and other birds in cities," said Jamie Cornelius of the University of California, Davis: Urban birds can reproduce despite artificial lights, and Cornelius says she'd love to know what lets them manage when the lab birds couldn't.
Neodymium glass by daylight (orange) and by artificial light (green) * Neodymium glass by daylight (pink) and by artificial light (blue)
Supplementing with melatonin is not what this book is about; rather, it concerns the efforts that we should undertake to correct the effects of modern living, specifically the use of artificial light.
The same factors blamed for human obesity count when it comes to obesity in animals too: high stress levels, climate change and even artificial light at night may contribute to expanding waistline of both human beings and their pets, say researchers.
The bugs (Triatoma tibia-maculata) were attracted by the strong artificial light source in the sugarcane juice kiosk and were crushed together with the sugarcane when the juice was processed, thus transmitting the infection.