Thursday, August 19, 2010
MY FAVOURITE PICTURE FOR THE WEEK: MOTH'S EYE
The tiny bumps on this moth's eye, magnified by 1340x in this scanning electron micrograps, are smaller than wavelengths of incoming light.
A moth's eyes don't glimmer in the light helping these insects stay hidden from predators.
The same technique could be used to make anti-reflective screens for televisions and cell phones.
[Source: The Christian Science Monitor]