October 28th, 2007

Big Science

Sparkleblanket

I just remembered an example of triboluminescence I encountered when going to bed in a Motel 6 somewhere last winter. I was lying under the covers, my eyes were accustomed to the dark, and I noticed that when I pulled the blanket away from the sheet, I could see faint flashes of light between the two.

Anyone else have any memorable examples?
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