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Wings Of The Morpho Butterfly Inspire New Wave Of Technologies
2013-09-10 06:40:03

[ Watch the Video: Butterfly Wings Inspire New Technologies ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 research team. Findings based on studies of these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics. A research team comprised of scientists from the University of Exeter,...

Butterflies Inspire New Technology
2012-11-08 14:15:17

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Can technology benefit by going green? I´m not talking about retro-fitting buildings for solar power or setting up grey water collection systems. 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. The team, comprised primarily of...

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2009-06-16 13:59:45

More than 1,200 Columbian companies have begun earning revenue by exporting an unusual resource "“ local insects, reptiles and fish. According to Columbia's Export Promotion Fund, many small companies see the nation's rich biodiversity as a way to earn money. Exports reach as far as the US, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. However, this new practice is not being well received by environmentalists, and it also faces tough obstacles imposed by illegal traffickers. "After decades in...


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2005-08-25 10:15:23

A Morpho butterfly is one of over 80 described species of the genus Morpho. They are showy, neotropical butterflies found mostly in South America with a few species recorded in southern Mexico and Mesoamerica. Morphos range in wingspan from the3 inch (7.5 cm) M. rhodopteron to the imposing 8 inch (20 cm) Sunset Morpho, M. hecuba. The name Morpho derives from its use as an epithet of Venus. Many Morpho butterflies are colored in metallic, shimmering shades of blue and green. These colors...

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