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Across the spectrum: Researchers find way to stabilize color of light in next-gen material
Researchers have found a way to stabilize the color of light emitted from a class of next-generation materials. (2019-02-11)
New device simplifies measurement of fluoride contamination in water
Seeking to address fluoride contamination in drinking water, chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a portable and user-friendly device that can measure fluoride concentration accurately and reliably. (2019-02-11)
Turning a porous material's color on and off with acid
Stable, color-changing compound shows potential for electronics, sensors and gas storage. (2019-02-08)
How poppy flowers get those vibrant colours that entice insects
With bright reds and yellows -- and even the occasional white -- poppies are very bright and colorful. (2019-02-08)
Study: Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century
Climate change is causing significant changes to phytoplankton in the world's oceans, and a new MIT study finds that over the coming decades these changes will affect the ocean's color, intensifying its blue regions and its green ones. (2019-02-04)
Fish and humans are alike in visual stimuli perception -- Ben-Gurion U.
'The experiments tested archerfish performance in visual-search tasks where a target was defined by color, size, orientation, or motion,' says Professor Ronen Segev, head of the BGU Neural Code Lab, and a member of the Department of Life Sciences and Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience. (2019-02-04)
Think Pink: Texas A&M student aids in discovery of fluorescent pink flying squirrel
Texas A&M graduate student aids in the discovery of flying squirrels fluorescing pink in UV light. (2019-02-04)
Evolution, illustrated
Led by Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology Hopi Hoekstra, a team of international researchers conducted a years-long study that not only confirmed the intuition that light-colored mice survive better in light-colored habitats, and vice versa for dark-colored mice, but also allowed researchers to pinpoint a mutation related to survival, specifically that affects pigmentation, and understand exactly how the mutation produced a novel coat color. (2019-01-31)
Structural colors, without the shimmer
Structural colors, like those found in some butterflies' wings, birds' feathers and beetles' backs, resist fading because they don't absorb light like dyes and pigments. (2019-01-30)
Children's race, not disability status, may predict more frequent suspension
Suspension is one way schools discipline students, but the high number of and disparities in suspensions in the U.S. has sparked controversy and policy debate. (2019-01-30)
Multicolor holography technology could enable extremely compact 3D displays
Researchers have developed a new approach to multicolor holography that could be used to make 3D color displays for augmented reality glasses, smartphones or heads-up displays without any bulky optical components. (2019-01-24)
How male dragonflies adapt wing color to temperature
New research from Case Western Reserve University in how dragonflies may adapt their wing color to temperature differences might explain color variation in other animals, from lions to birds. (2019-01-23)
Cop voice: Jay-Z, Public Enemy songs highlight police tactic to frighten people of color
What do songs by artists like Jay-Z and Public Enemy have in common? (2019-01-15)
Physics can show us the inside of tumors
A team of physicists from the CNRS and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 has demonstrated the potential, for oncology, of an imaging technique based only on the physical properties of tumors. (2019-01-08)
Dive-bombing for love: Male hummingbirds dazzle females with a highly synchronized display
Male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds perform dramatic aerial courtship dives to impress females. (2018-12-18)
UCF researchers develop method to hide images and information in plain sight
What is real is not always as it appears. University of Central Florida researchers have found a way to hide information on materials and only make it visible to a person using the right tech. (2018-12-17)
Digital wood produced with 3D printing
Researchers at Columbia University used a technique with voxel printing to create digital wood -- a highly complex material for 3DP printing because of its combination of internal grains and external color textures. (2018-12-17)
Scientists design new material to harness power of light
Scientists have long known that synthetic materials -- called metamaterials -- can manipulate electromagnetic waves such as visible light to make them behave in ways that cannot be found in nature. (2018-12-17)
#BlackGirlMagic: Black women in STEM are driving forward -- educators need to catch up
The need for more scientists and engineers is a persistent issue plaguing industries throughout the United States. (2018-12-12)
New traffic rules in 'Graphene City'
In the drive to find new ways to extend electronics beyond the use of silicon, physicists are experimenting with other properties of electrons, beyond charge. (2018-12-06)
'Error Neurons' play role in how brain processes mistakes
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. (2018-12-04)
Reproducing paintings that make an impression
MIT CSAIL's new system can faithfully remake your favorite paintings via 3D printing and deep learning. (2018-11-29)
NIH researchers discover neural code that predicts behavior
Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found that neurons in the superior colliculus, an ancient midbrain structure found in all vertebrates, are key players in allowing us to detect visual objects and events. (2018-11-26)
Musical training improves visual timing
Drummers and brass players are better able to judge the timing of visual stimuli than members of the color guard, according to a naturalistic study of the world-class drum corps Bluecoats published in eNeuro. (2018-11-21)
Color vision variation in guppies influences female mate preference
A variety of animals have male-specific ornament traits and these ornaments are favored by female choice. (2018-11-19)
Color coded -- matching taste with color
Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest this may have implications for how food and beverage industries should market their products. (2018-11-16)
Fish recognize their prey by electric colors
The African elephantnose fish generates weak electrical pulses to navigate its environment. (2018-11-13)
Aging a flock of stars in the Wild Duck Cluster
The way they move belies the true ages of the almost 3,000 stars populating one of the richest star clusters known. (2018-11-08)
Dinosaurs put all colored birds' eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking
A new study says the colors found in modern birds' eggs did not evolve independently, as previously thought, but evolved instead from dinosaurs. (2018-10-31)
Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences describe 17 new species of sea slugs
This National Sea Slug Day, celebrate the addition of 17 new species of nudibranch to the tree of life. (2018-10-29)
Scientists from the University of Granada debunk the effectiveness of glasses for colorblind people
The EnChroma® glasses, commercialized by a North American company, do not improve color vision for color blind people or correct their color blindness, and their effect is similar to that of other glasses such as the ones used for hunting. (2018-10-26)
A single genetic switch changes butterfly wing color
New research by scientists from the University of Chicago shows how just one gene controls whether a certain species of butterfly has white or yellow spots on its wings. (2018-10-25)
Institutional investors boost a company's social performance, a new study finds
Since institutional investors own the bulk of the world's equity capital, it is important to understand how they affect the behavior of the companies they invest in. (2018-10-23)
Children as young as seven suffer effects of discrimination, study shows
A new UC Riverside study finds children are sensitive to and suffer the impacts of discrimination as young as seven years old. (2018-10-22)
Labrador retrievers at risk of various health problems
Labrador retrievers, the second most popular dog breed in the UK, are vulnerable to a number of health conditions, according to a study published in the open-access journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. (2018-10-21)
Discovery of a simplest mechanism for color detection
Color vision, ocular color detection is achieved with complicated neural mechanisms in the eyes. (2018-10-15)
Human retinas grown in a dish explain how color vision develops
Biologists grew human retina tissue from scratch to determine how cells that allow people to see in color are made. (2018-10-11)
Thyroid hormone regulates development of color vision
By growing human retinal tissue from stem cells, researchers have determined how the various types of cells that enable people to see colors develop. (2018-10-11)
Simple fabrication of full-color perovskite LEDs
An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) introduced a simple technique to fabricate full-color perovskite LEDs. (2018-10-10)
Blue roses could be coming soon to a garden near you
For centuries, gardeners have attempted to breed blue roses with no success. (2018-10-10)
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