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.
Fujitsu shows off next-gen color LCD eReader
Birds' eye view is far more colorful than our own
The brilliant colors of birds have inspired poets and nature lovers, but researchers at Yale University and the University of Cambridge say these existing hues represent only a fraction of what birds are capable ...
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, ...
How can a colorblind animal change its colors to blend into the background?
How could a colorblind animal know how to change its skin color to blend into its surroundings? And what will the animal's predator "see," looking at its prey before and after it hides?
New lasing technique inspired by brightly colored birds
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 ...
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 ...
Bats keep separate households
(PhysOrg.com) -- The use of different resources by males and females exacerbates the estimation of population sizes. However, the monitoring of population sizes, particularly for rare and threatened species, ...
New silkworm diet produces colored silk and possible medical advantages
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 ...
You could be taking color pictures in the dark by the end of the year
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.
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?