New solar technology inspired by butterfly wings

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The flapping of a butterfly’s wings in a laboratory in Australia may not affect weather patterns around the world, but they have inspired new solar cell technology. Engineers at the Australian National University’s Research School of Engineering have invented tiny structures, inspired by the wings of the blue Morpho Didius butterfly, that allow them to precisely manipulate the scattering, reflection and absorption of different colours of light. Applications for the technology include the development of very high-efficiency solar panels, architecture, and stealth applications. The engineers developed their technology after examining the tiny cone-shaped nanostructures on the butterfly’s wings that scatter…

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