[FoRK] Surface plasmonic resonance

Gary Stock gstock at nexcerpt.com
Fri Dec 16 05:54:47 PST 2011


Similarly, most birds we perceive as "blue" are not.  Bluebirds, Indigo 
buntings, and other brilliant blue species have no blue pigment in their 
feathers.


Other things follow the "blueless" pattern -- such as "blue" eyes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyndall_effect#Blue_irises


...and opals, and lots of other stuff, for various reasons:

    http://www.itp.uni-hannover.de/~zawischa/ITP/scattering.html

GS


On 12/16/11 3:31 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> Nice.  I didn't learn about how butterflies wings were colored until a 
> year or two ago...
>
> http://www.fastcompany.com/biomimicry/never-before-seen-optical-trick-creates-ultra-secure-cash 
>


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