Photonic Colored Creatures
Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.
Complex nanostructures within the scales of the Ulysses butterfly’s wings help enhance the absorption of light by pigments found in the scales—resulting in an ultra-black and opaque surface.
WIKIMEDIA, MELBOURNE ZOO
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