Tagged: colours

Plants use advertising-like strategies to attract bees with colour and scent - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 17, 2018

Aphrodite Kantsa, University of the Aegean and Adrian Dyer, RMIT University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Watching plants and pollinators such as bees can teach us a lot about how complex networks work in nature. There are thousands of species of bees around the world, and they … Read More

Super-black feathers can absorb virtually every photon of light that hits them - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 12, 2018

Dakota McCoy, Harvard University. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them. Of course scientists worked intentionally to devise these materials. It’s evolution that brought this amazing trait … Read More

Want a better camera? Just copy bees and their extra light-sensing eyes - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 04, 2017

Adrian Dyer, Associate Professor , RMIT University; Andrew Greentree, Professor of Quantum Physics and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, RMIT University, and Jair Garcia, Research Officer , RMIT University When you step outside your house, light from the sun means that the colour of everything changes. You probably haven’t even noticed it, because your … Read More