Wednesday, April 01, 2009


LEDs work like butterflies' wings

"Fluorescent patches on the wings of African swallowtail butterflies work in a very similar way to high emission light emitting diodes (LEDs)". Full Story @

"The way light is extracted from the butterfly's system is more than an analogy - it's all but identical in design to the LED". Pete Vukusic, University of Exeter

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