A new study recently showed flowers' invisible tactic to possibly attract their pollinators. It showed that bumblebees, specifically, may use a flower's humidity to tell them about the presence of nectar.
Novel nanopillars can precisely control color wavelengths to paint a picture. This new technology can be used in optical communication and making paper money that counterfeiters would find challenging to replicate.
From children toys to scientific research elements photoluminescent aka the 'glow in the dark' have a huge application. To compensate the growing demand, scientists from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University(OIST) found an alternative process to produce photoluminescent chemicals
Searching through museum archives can often be quite a lifeless task, especially when you’re sorting through tons of tons of samples of faded white seashells that went extinct millions of years ago. But with a little bit of ingenuity, and whole heap of incentive, some researchers with San Jose State University are bringing life back to these ancient species and giving us a technicolor look as what the seas may have been like 6.6 million years ago.
Ever wonder exactly how chameleons are able to change their spots and camouflage themselves under the bright forest canopy? Well you’re not likely to guess the intriguing method involved. It turns out that while the chameleons are docile and soft, for the most part, this interesting species has a lot more in common with diamonds than anyone ever thought.