News tagged with pigments

Ecologists get fish eye view of sexual signals

Carotenoid pigments are the source of many of the animal kingdom's most vivid colours; flamingos' pink feathers come from eating carotenoid-containing shrimps and algae, and carotenoid colours can be seen among garden birds ...

Nov 10, 2010 not rated yet 0

Improving health with the power of purple

Tomato plants, bearing rich purple fruit, line the inside of Biology Professor Zheng-Hui He's lab in the San Francisco State University Greenhouse. The unusually colored plants are the result of He's research, ...

Oct 13, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0

Listening to ancient colors

A team of McGill chemists have discovered that a technique known as photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy could be used to identify the composition of pigments used in art work that is decades or even centuries old. Pigments ...

Sep 02, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0