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Iridescence (also known as goniochromism) is generally known as the property of certain surfaces that appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Iridescence is commonly seen in items such as soap bubbles, butterfly wings, and sea shells.
The unique properties of iridescent colours - such as the ability to produce any visible hue without the presence of pigments, the directionality and flashiness of these colours and the polarization of light reflected from some iridescent objects - continue to draw the attention of scientists from traditionally disparate fields.
Optical physicists seek to understand the materials and structural arrangements that produce iridescence and are responsible for the complex colour spectra measured from iridescent surfaces.
Developmental biologists are just beginning to understand how organisms build the complicated, periodic structures required to produce iridescence. Evolutionary biologists wonder how iridescent traits originated, how they evolved over time, and what current function iridescent colours may have in the organisms that produce it.
Despite these long-standing interests in iridescent colours, a number of fundamental questions regarding their measurement, function, development, and evolution remain largely unexplored. However, much progress has been made in recent years from an eclectic array of scientific backgrounds.
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Radiant repitition reveals rainbows running rampant, reckless reinterpretations reenact radical reading rampages.
Indescribably I've interested id, inescapable inotations illude incorrect interpretations.
Definite descriptions, deceitful definitions, dormant declarations do dance decoratively.
Energetically entering egos entertaining everyone.
Stoicly speaking simply saying something seems similar, singing silly sentences.
Colliquially common catch-phrases continue, crazy calamities conected.
Even equal etches evade every encouter easily.
Nimble notation narrows numbered names.
Calmly counting crooked communications, correlated crossed conjectures.
Aside from the “eye shine” of nocturnal mammals, seen when a headlight or flashlight strikes their eyes, the discovery marks the first known instance of iridescence in a mammal. The findings, published in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, reveal yet another surprise: the golden moles are completely blind, so they cannot even see their gorgeous fur.