Neon signs don't consume much power, but they look like they do. - Virginia Postrel (American writer)

Neon has always fascinated me, combining science with art.

By definition neon s a colorless, odorless, inert monatomic gas under standard conditions, with about two-thirds the density of air. The most common use of neon is in making signs for advertising but several artists use it as a medium of expression. The ability to harness the gas and control it through glass tubes creating a mysterious, beautiful effect is envious. It's a lot easier these days to own neon than it was when I was growing up. This neon banana is available at Urban Outfitters.  

Neon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay, a Scottish chemist, and Morris M. Travers, an English chemist, shortly after their discovery of the element krypton 1898. Like krypton, neon was discovered through the study of liquefied air. Although neon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, only 0.0018% of the earth's atmosphere is neon. -

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  1. I love blue neon lights. They sure have come a long way from the mere 'open' & 'closed' signs, huh?


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