June 2023 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Tag Archives: METAL
Why is spider silk so strong? Can we scale it up?
Posted on January 13, 2017 by Polistes fuscatus
Written by Joe Ballenger Hi, I’m on a Lego League team with my school and we are wanting to know more about spiders for our research project. Some questions I hope you can help us with are, what makes a … Continue reading →
Posted in Chemistry, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Physiology, Research, Uncategorized | Tagged Aerial Silk, Art, Biochemistry, biomechanics, Biomimetics, Culture, Legos, Materials Science, METAL, Performance Art, Physics, Predator, Science, Silk, Spider, Spiders, Sticky, Structural Biology | 2 Comments
Striking Gold: Why Are Butterfly Chrysalises Gold?
Posted on December 8, 2016 by SciBugs
Written by Nancy Miorelli Many butterfly chrysalises glimmer in the sunlight with golden studs or gold leafing. Rather than looking like something living, these delicate pupa decorate the surrounding foliage like miniature ornaments. Their beauty and stunning brilliance has been … Continue reading →
Posted in Developmental Biology, Ecology, Physiology | Tagged Butterfly, carotenoids, Chrysalis, Development, gold, METAL, pigment, Pupa, silver, structural color, structure | 5 Comments
You must be logged in to post a comment.