Graphene Patterned After Moth Eyes Could Give Us 'Smart Wallpaper'
"Tweaking the structure of graphene so that it matches patterns found in the eyes of moths could one day give us “smart wallpaper,” among a host of other useful technologies. Using a novel technique called “nano texturing,” scientists at the University of Surrey in England have successfully modified ultra-thin graphene sheets to create the most efficient light-absorbent material to date, which is capable of generating electricity from both captured light and waste heat. "
Chrysobothris astartae Abeille de Perrin, 1895
A mounted specimen of a Moroccan jewel beetle from my collection. I got it from friends, they collected it in the Saharan region. Its length is 10 mm. I've made stacks from 3 different views, all of them were stacked in Combine ZM. Here I used my regular macro lens with extension tubes and 2 fluorescent table light diffused with paper roll around the beetle. Selected from my archive, 2009. 3000px