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CSI - Glowing Evidence

Use a black light to figure out which materials “glow in the dark.

Forensics or forensic science is the application of science to questions which are of interest to the legal system. Certain materials are fluorescent, which means they glow under a black light. Forensic scientists use ultraviolet (UV) light to see clues (evidence) that they can’t see with their eyes.