News tagged with blue butterfly

Butterfly wings inspire new high-tech surfaces

A South American butterfly flapped its wings, and caused a flurry of nanotechnology research to happen in Ohio. Researchers here have taken a new look at butterfly wings and rice leaves, and learned things about their microscopic ...

dateNov 07, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Invasive insects cause staggering impact on native tree

The beautiful, endemic and endangered cycad, Cycas micronesica was once a dominant forest tree on the island of Guam, but recent plant mortality predicts extirpation from Guam habitats by 2019. This dire prediction by scientists ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Ecology
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Flying along the Vela ridge

( -- A beautiful blue butterfly flutters towards a nest of warm dust and gas, above an intricate network of cool filaments in this image of the Vela C region by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.

dateJul 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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