Gases That Glow When You Charge Them?

Answer When a gaseous substance absorbs light or other electromagnetic radiation, the electrons in its atoms become excited and can move to higher energy states. These excited states cannot be maintained ... Read More »

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If I don't fully charge something when I charge it the first time, does that mean it won't hold a charge?

Put that battery in the charger, or whatever you use to charge it and leave it hooked up for at least 24 hours, no less. If not, in 3 months time you will be wondering "why, when I my battery says... Read More »

Do batteries last longer when you let them die before you charge them again?

I've been a TV broadcast engineer working with portable news equipment since the 1970's. For consumers, the 'charge memory' has been pretty much a myth. It's true enough, but under very limited c... Read More »

What is the chemical in animals in the Twilight Zone that cause them to glow?

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What can you do about little swimming bugs that dart away when you try to scoop them up and when you catch them they jump around and try to get back in?

Answer I have had this same problem about 6 years out of the 18 I have had this pool. If the bugs are little guys that look like a simple, long, black bug, with 1 wing or fin on each side. Every ti... Read More »