Study finds mantis shrimp process vision differently than other organisms (w/ video)
Revision to rules for color in dinosaurs suggests connection between color and physiology
New research that revises the rules allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior ...
Researchers develop non-iridescent, structural, full-spectrum pigments for reflective displays
Free of dyes but colorful: A team of American and Korean researchers is the first to develop non-iridescent, structural, full-spectrum pigments, whose color is independent of the viewing angle, for use in ...
New e-reader Nook Color offers alternative
The switch has finally been flipped, giving e-book lovers a compelling option to enjoy books, magazines and newspapers in full color on a dedicated e-reader.
Fish mimics octopus that mimics fish
Nature's game of intimidation and imitation comes full circle in the waters of Indonesia, where scientists have recorded for the first time an association between the black-marble jawfish (Stalix cf. histrio) and th ...
Metal nanoparticles shine with customizable color (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers at Harvard have demonstrated a new kind of tunable color filter that uses optical nanoantennas to obtain precise control of color output.
Skin color: Handy tool for teaching evolution
Variations in skin color provide one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body and should be used to teach evolution in schools, according to a Penn State anthropologist.
Panasonic tech fixes color setbacks in low light photos (w/ video)
New silkworm diet produces colored silk and possible medical advantages
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 ...
Color-tunable photonic fibers mimic the fruit of the 'bastard hogberry' plant
(Phys.org)—A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter, UK, have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified ...
True colors of some fossil feathers now in doubt (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Geological processes can affect evidence of the original colors of fossil feathers, according to new research by Yale University scientists, who said some previous reconstructions of fossil ...
Colorfast pigments made from amorphous arrays of silicon dioxide and carbon black
(Phys.org) —It is very annoying when colors fade over time, sometimes simply from exposure to light. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Japanese scientists have now introduced a new type of colorfast, enviro ...
Fine-tuning a rainbow of colors at the nanoscale
(Phys.org) —TVs, image sensors, iPads, digital cameras and other modern devices use filters to display the breadth of colors available in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.