Leaves fold in response to touchsensitive plant
Leaves of the sensitive plant protect themselves from predators and environmental conditions by folding in response to touch.
Folding allows compact shapehornbeam
Leaves of hornbeam and beech leaves are protected inside buds by compact folding.
Pigment molecules absorb and transfer solar energyCooke's koki'o
Pigment molecules in plants absorb and transfer solar energy using a special arrangement that funnels light toward a reaction center.
Leaves maximize sun exposureplants
Leaves of plants maximize exposure to sun to maximize photosynthesis by moving throughout the day.
Pigment granules create colorsdamselflies
The bodies of damselflies have brilliant metallic colors derived from structural arrangement of pigment granules.
Wing scales cause light to diffract and interfereMorpho butterflies
Wings of Morpho butterflies create color by causing light waves to diffract and interfere.
ChromaFlair Color-Shifting PaintsJDSU
Color-shifting paint without pigments
Morphotex structural colored fibersTeijin Fibers Limited
Colored fibers and fabric without chemical dyes