News tagged with coloration

How yellow and blue make green in parrots

When it comes to spectacular displays of color, birds are obvious standouts in the natural world. Many brightly colored birds get their pigments from the foods that they eat, but that's not true of parrots. Now, researchers ...

dateOct 05, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as an eyesore. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology ...

dateAug 15, 2017 in Nanophysics
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How urban seasnakes lost their stripes

Researchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with black-and-white ...

dateAug 10, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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