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A light wave is a type of electromagnetic wave. Light waves on the electromagnetic spectrum include those that are visible as well as those that are invisible to the human eye. More »

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Infrared waves are used to connect remote controls to TVs, to keep food heated and for heat treatment therapy. Infrared technology can also be used for thermal imaging and to see images from space. In addition, some lase... More »

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Some examples of radiating infrared waves are burning charcoal, heat from an electric heater, fire or a radiator emitting warmth. Infrared radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation that objects emit when they are ... More »

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Light energy refers to the energy carried by waves in the visible region of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. The EM spectrum is comprised of the entire range of electromagnetic radiation from radio waves all they way u... More »

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Light energy is a type of kinetic energy with the ability to form types of light people can see as well as invisible waves. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation, and hot objects, such as light bulbs, the sun and ... More »

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The bending of light, sound or heat waves is known as refraction. Refraction occurs when a light wave, heat wave or sound wave moves from one medium to another. More »

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Light is made up of billions of tiny particles known as photons, which travel from one place to another place in waves known as light waves. Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic waves that the human eye can s... More »

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