New silkworm diet produces colored silk and possible medical advantages
Fujitsu shows off next-gen color LCD eReader
Black, white and stinky: Explaining coloration in skunks and other boldly colored animals
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a first-of-its-kind analysis of the evolution of warning coloration in carnivores published this week by University of Massachusetts Amherst evolutionary biologist Ted Stankowich and colleagues, ...
Design could help Facebook members limit security leaks
A sign-up interface created by Penn State researchers for Facebook apps could help members prevent personal information -- and their friends' information -- from leaking out through third-party games and apps to hackers and ...
Review: Kindle Fire sacrifices to get under $200
The Kindle was always an odd product name. Amazon used a verb to name a thing, raising the question: Kindle what? Now we have the answer: Kindle Fire.
A better way to photo gray: New technology allows lenses to change color rapidly
A University of Connecticut scientist has perfected a method for creating quick-changing, variable colors in films and displays, such as sunglasses, that could lead to the next hot fashion accessory.
Pigment discovery expanding into new colors
Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that the same crystal structure they identified two years ago to create what may be the world's best blue pigment can also be used with different elements ...
Evolution in action: Observing a split in the butterfly family tree
Larry Gilbert got hooked on observing butterflies when he was a just a kid.
Barnes & Noble unveils color Nook e-reader (Update)
Barnes & Noble Inc. is introducing a new Nook e-reader with a color touch screen for $249 as competition in the fast-growing industry heats up ahead of the holidays.
Researchers create elastic material that changes color in UV light
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a range of soft, elastic gels that change color when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light and change back when the UV light is removed or the ...
Finding genetic changes behind moths' coloration
During the Industrial Revolution in 19th-century England, black moths started appearing - because they blended in better on pollution-darkened tree trunks than did normal, speckled moths. Now scientists are ...
Agouti gene may generate patterns from stripes to spots in vertebrates
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Harvard University are moving closer to answering some age-old questions. How did the leopard get its spots? How did the zebra get its stripes?
Nanostructures filter light to order
Arrays of nanoscale pillars made to reflect light of a selected color could find application as optical filters in digital cameras.
Magnetic chameleons: New displays that change color under the influence of magnets
Chinese researchers have created microscopic capsules that change color when a magnetic field is applied. When the capsules are collected into an array, magnetic fields can be used to create colored patterns ...