Study: Fish camouflage better without friends nearby

It's like a half-hearted dress up party: gobies don't camouflage completely when in groups, new research finds. Gobies change color to avoid detection by predators and do so faster and better when alone.

How rainbow colour maps can distort data and be misleading

The choice of color to represent information in scientific images is a fundamental part of communicating findings. However, a number of color palettes that are widely used to display critical scientific results are not only ...

Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics

Each human being uses, on average, 30 kg of plastic per year. Given that global life expectancy currently stands at approximately 70 years, each person will discard some two metric tons of plastic in his or her lifetime. ...

A new look at color displays

Researchers at Linköping University have developed a method that may lead to new types of displays based on structural colors. The discovery opens the way to cheap and energy-efficient color displays and electronic labels. ...

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