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The stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly might expand the range of innovative technologies according to a new study from an international team of researchers.
In the recent issue of the journal Soft Matter, a research team out of the Ohio State University is looking at organic materials to aid in the resurfacing of existing technologies and possibly for the manufacture of new products and materials.
Yale University scientists say they have discovered evidence of vivid iridescent colors existing in feather fossils more than 40 million years old. The researchers said their finding represents the first evidence of a preserved color-producing nanostructure in a fossilized feather. Iridescence is the quality of changing color depending on the angle of observation, such as the rainbow of colors seen in an oil slick, the scientists said. These feathers produced a black background with a...
By Milius, Susan Iridescence could be pretty meaningful-or maybe just pretty Believe it or not, science has barely begun to fathom the peacock's tail. Subtle as a pink tuxedo, one mightthink. Bigflashything. Peahens love it. What's not to understand. Roslyn Dakin, though, has plenty of questions.
PHOTO CAPTION: Photograph of a Blue Morpho butterfly (Morpho menelaus) by Gregory Phillips The Blue Morpho (Morpho menelaus) is a beautifully iridescent tropical butterfly of the Central and South American regions.
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