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Bees Confused By Iridescent Colors- And What That Means For Camouflage

Bumblebee safety alert; don't put holograms in that meadow or near the urban beehive you probably regret buying.  A new study shows that bees, which are already confounded by lots of different things, are mystified by iridescent colors, colors that se ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2018 - 7:15am

Solar Energy Gets A Golden Sandwich

A new photoelectrode can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods, another step on the road to turning solar power from an e ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2018 - 12:07pm

Make Iridescent Color From Clear Drops Using Only Light- No Inks Or Dyes Needed

Even if you are obsessed with "natural" things, the awesome power of physics can still help you make fun colors. It's all thanks to “structural color,” the ability of an object to generate color simply by the way light interacts with its geo ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2019 - 11:33am