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What is color? - Colm Kelleher

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Have you ever wondered what color is? In this first installment of a series on light, Colm Kelleher describes the physics behind colors-- why the colors we see are related to the period of motion and the frequency of waves.

Explain (in your own words) why it's better to wear lighter colors (such as white and pale yellow) during the summer and better to wear darker colors (like black and charcoal gray) in the winter.

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  • Director Alex Rupert, Bernard Tan
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