Saturday, July 25, 2009

“Green Beetle’s super-shiny secret”

Guess what, the green “jewelled beetle” has cells which are almost identical to hi-tech liquid crystals. Then when polarised light shines on them the light causes the cells to have different colors, including green. Yet, the beetle does not have green pigments, just these interesting cells.

This and more is detailed in a recent BBC article.

I guess this is just another evolutionary ‘accident / chance innovation.’ Not!

To read this interesting article, HERE’S THE LINK