Seeing dinosaur feathers in a new light
Why were dinosaurs covered in a cloak of feathers long before the early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight? Researchers from the University of Bonn and the University of Göttingen attempt ...
Engineers introduce design that mimics nature's camouflage
It can shift from red to green to violet. It can mimic patterns and designs. And it can do all of this in a flash—literally.
Study sheds light on 'reinforcement' in wildflowers
Plants or animals using color to attract a mate is fairly common in nature, but for Phlox drummondii, a wildflower commonly known as Drummond's phlox, just the opposite is true.
LG Display takes high jump in panel for phones
From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps
(Phys.org)—Outside his career as a noted nanochemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) director Paul Alivisatos is an avid photographer. To show off his photos, his preferred device ...
How do you feel? Video of your face may tell all
Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients' vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn't new, but engineering ...
Review: Nexus 10 tablet is a solid choice for the price
With impressive specs, the Nexus 10 seems like a special tablet, at least on paper. When put through a real-world test, Google's latest tablet performed well for the price but not enough to brag about to ...
Ancient seashell coloration patterns revealed using ultraviolet light
Nearly 30 ancient seashell species coloration patterns were revealed using ultraviolet (UV) light, according to a study published April 1, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jonathan Hendricks from S ...
Ultra-thin silicon films create vibrant optical colors
A new technology, which creates a rainbow of optical colors with ultra-thin layers of silicon, has been recently demonstrated by a research group at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
From here to infinity: 3-D map plots every color farther than the eye can see
All Virginia Commonwealth University professor Robert Meganck wanted was a better technique to teach color theory to his students.
Rosetta: OSIRIS detects hints of ice in the comet's neck
The Hapi region on the neck of Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reflects red light less effectively than most other regions on the comet. It thus appears slightly blueish. The Hapi region is located ...
Look, something shiny! How color images can influence consumers
When it comes to buying things, our brains can't see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees.
Plans revealed to create Richard III genome (Update)
British scientists on Tuesday announced plans to create the complete genome sequence of infamous British king Richard III after his remains were found under a car park in 2012.
Knowing whether food has spoiled without even opening the container (w/ video)
A color-coded smart tag could tell consumers whether a carton of milk has turned sour or a can of green beans has spoiled without opening the containers, according to researchers. The tag, which would appear ...