Thursday, 31 October 2013

I may be cheating here!

As you may have gathered, I'm a bit of a science geek really.  There its public!

Recently I obtained some UV sensitive beads - these beads change from a pale cream to a range of bright colours when they are exposed to UV light.  In bright sunshine this only takes a few seconds.  Over the next few minutes the beads turn back to there ghostly original colour.

Given that the UV comes from the Sun and the Sun is up in the sky (!) I'm posting this today for Skywatch Friday!

before!
after!
You can find pictures that are actually of the sky at  SkyWatch Friday.

27 comments:

ADRIAN said...

I must get some of these. I'm easily amused.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

This is absolutely new thing for me...

eileeninmd said...

I have never seen or heard of these beads. Neat! Have a great day!

Revrunner said...

Fun!

Arija said...

A bit of a stretch but cute.

stiefbeen said...

Dit is wel heel leuk.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I like it!! I look at it as a creative use of the challenge :)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart How wonderful. I think children would love to see that. Thanks for sharing

Montanagirl said...

These are great! Have never heard of these beads.

thewovenspoke said...

Interesting

TexWisGirl said...

too funny, stewart!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Fascinating! Didn't you know geeks are cool now? :)

ladyfi said...

Ha ha - love it!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Fun!

Sylvia K said...

How fun!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing, Stewart! Have a great weekend!

Steffi said...

That looks good!

DIMI said...

Very interesting Stewart!!!Nice shots!!!Have a happy new month!!
Dimi...

Laura said...

amazing what happens here on earth beneath the sky with it's bright luminary! Fun beads…. my kids would have loved them when they were little… and why should we grown ups enjoy them too:-)

Karen said...

My granddaughter would love to make a necklace with those!

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Never heard of them before.
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

MastHoliday said...

Looking beautiful!! Pretty colors..
Have a happy day..

Our photos said...

Nice photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These would be perfect here in Florida don't you think? And we are geeky enough to enjoy them (I'd send them to our great-grandkids, but they live in Oregon now and they won't see sunshine for a few months ;>)!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Also, I always enjoy your Skywatch "cheats." I felt like I was cheating a little bit on my last WBW post because it was more about the cat than the bird, but I hoped people wouldn't mind!

Pallavi said...

How interesting and so beautiful. Love the colors!

Pat Tillett said...

It may just be my A.D.D., but I find it very interesting! It would be cool to have clothing that changes colors like this.

Liz said...

What great little beads!