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Monday, September 14, 2009

"Jewel beetles" are widely known for their glossy external skeletons that appear to change colors as the angle of view changes. Now they may be known for something else--providing a blueprint for materials that reflect light rather than absorbing it to produce colors.

Chrysochroa fulgidissima from Japan

Chrysochroa fulgidissima from Japan

The structure of jewel beetle cells results in striking colors as light hits them from angles. -  Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation

The structure of jewel beetle cells results in striking colors as light hits them from angles. - Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation

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