How butterflies inspired a new type of paint

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Cypris Materials has developed a tunable structural color coating that can be applied directly to surfaces as a paint. Their technology can improve building and automobile energy efficiency by reflecting UV, visible, and infrared light, and it expands the available color pallet while eliminating the use of toxic pigments and colorants.

To learn more about Cypris Materials and their nature-inspired innovation, visit:
http://www.asknature.org/strategy/wing-scales-cause-light-to-diffract-and-interfere
http://www.biomimicry.org/solution/cypris
http://www.cyprismaterials.com

Art and Animation by Jules Bartl
Produced and Narrated by Ed Prosser
With special thanks to support from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
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1. What blue wings of the morpho butterfly consist of?
3. Under what climate conditions the structures reduce the demand for air conditioning?