Eye implant offers hope for tackling the second leading cause of blindness. Andrew Masterson reports.
Imaging reveals nanostructures that make eggshells simultaneously strong and weak. Fiona McMillan reports.
This bird’s feathers remain black even when coated in gold.
‘Structural colour’ may soon be available for everyday use.
The transparent wings of Greta oto hold microscopic secrets.
Butterfly wings and other natural wonders have inspired scientists to search for new sources of colour.
By understanding how melanin-like pigments form from amino acids, researchers hope to produce new kinds of cosmetics and materials for biomedical applications, writes Andrew Stapleton.
Structural colours have a brighter future, inspired by biological wound-repair observed in the animal world, writes Amy Middleton.
A new advance uses structural colour for laser printing without ink.
Printing of metal structures with complex 3D architectures will have a variety of uses from batteries to biological scaffolds. Joel Hooper reports.