The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.
Scientists explore why male peacock spiders are so colorful.
January 4, 2018|
JÜRGEN OTTOThe male rainbow peacock spider Maratus robinsoni is only 2.5 mm in size, but uses a complete rainbow of colors to attract potential mates. A team of scientists used a combination of methods including electron microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, and optical modeling to explore how the spider produces its iridescent signal. The researchers believe that studying the spider's color in detail could aid the development of new methods to produce color in technology.
B. Hsiung et al., “Rainbow peacock spiders inspire miniature super-iridescent optics,” Nat Commun, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02451-x, 2017.