Mollusk's Brilliant Blue Stripe Could Inspire Transparent Displays

February 26, 2015 7:47 PM

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The brilliant blue stripe of one mollusk, the blue-rayed limpet, may not only protect this tiny marine organism from outside predators, but could also inspire responsive, transparent displays, according to new research.

It is not unusual for various species to boast dazzling colors, whether it's cephalopods like octopuses that use them for camouflage or killifish that use them to find a mate. But while these types of creatures produce colorful displays with organic structures such as scales or plates, limpets are d...

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