Marine Shells Help Develop Responsive, Transparent Displays

February 26, 2015 3:17 PM

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Marine Shells Help Develop Responsive, Transparent Displays

The blue-rayed limpet is a tiny mollusk that lives in kelp beds along the coasts of Norway, Iceland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and the Canary Islands.

These diminutive organisms — as small as a fingernail — might escape notice entirely, if not for a very conspicuous feature: bright blue dotted lines that run in parallel along the length of their translucent shells. Depending on the angle at which light hits, a limpet’s shell can flash brilliantly ...

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