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Image of the Day: Living Color
Image of the Day: Living Color
The Scientist Staff | Mar 8, 2018
Biodegradable pigments could be custom-grown by bacteria in the future, say researchers.  
Avian-Inspired Color
Avian-Inspired Color
Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015
By taking cues from bird feathers, scientists engineer nanoparticle structures that produce striking colors.
Chameleon Skin Mimic
Chameleon Skin Mimic
Jenny Rood | Mar 16, 2015
Researchers create material that changes color when pushed or pulled.
How Chameleons Change Colors
How Chameleons Change Colors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 10, 2015
Tunable photonic crystals cause chameleons’ quick shifts in skin shades.
Groovy Color
Groovy Color
Dan Cossins | Jul 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
Photonic Colored Creatures
Photonic Colored Creatures
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 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.
A Chill Issue
A Chill Issue
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2013
The very cold, the merely chilled, and the colorful
Color from Structure
Color from Structure
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2013
Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.