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Avian-Inspired Color

By | May 26, 2015

By taking cues from bird feathers, scientists engineer nanoparticle structures that produce striking colors.

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Chameleon Skin Mimic

By | March 16, 2015

Researchers create material that changes color when pushed or pulled.

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How Chameleons Change Colors

By | March 10, 2015

Tunable photonic crystals cause chameleons’ quick shifts in skin shades.

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Groovy Color

By | July 1, 2013

To control their color displays, squid fine-tune the optical properties of light-reflecting cells by rapidly expelling and imbibing water across a tightly pleated membrane

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A Chill Issue

By | February 1, 2013

The very cold, the merely chilled, and the colorful

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Photonic Colored Creatures

By | February 1, 2013

Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.

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Color from Structure

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.

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