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From Lifesaver Sparks to Life-saving Tech: The Science of Triboluminescence

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Published on Aug 8, 2019

You might know that if you chomp on a Wint-O-Green Lifesaver in a dark room, you can see little blue flashes of light in your mouth. What you might not know is that this is an example of triboluminescence: a fascinating, somewhat mysterious, and potentially lifesaving scientific phenomenon!

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