PopMech-Atiyeh-HPThis story for the Popular Mechanics website was all about paint. By learning about how light diffraction worked with different pigments, I got a sense for why some people would pay an extra $14,000 to have their Range Rover decked out like a a lemon-lime chameleon. And for this magazine’s tech-minded readers, I really needed to know in order to explain it. I also contributed photos for the 2011 New York Auto Show (and later, almost landed a full-time job).