Butteryflies with LEDs!

Posted by Scripture on Jul. 17, 2009

Glowing Butterflies Shine With Natural LEDs - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/11/1117_051117_leds.html Vukusic and a colleague recently discovered that the butterflies use the same processes as cutting edge, highly efficient LEDs to emit light. High-effiecient LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are becoming widely used in flat-screen TVs, traffic lights, and other electronics. Alexei Erchak developed the first prototype high-efficient LED in 2001. His take on the butterfly discovery? It means that butterflies are smarter than MIT students. He is a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The butterfly has natural versions of these specialized mirrors and photonic crystals, which brighten the fluorescent blue and green splotches on their wings. http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/pseudonym/review/2604233/ Creation Moments daily 2 minute radio/broadcast with host Ian Taylor is heard around the world on over 1300 stations and outlets. Each program features scie

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