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Based on their internal nanostructures, flavobacterium colonies naturally reflect a metallic green color.
All the butterfly has to do to create its nanostructures is to combine some proteins together.
Inside plants there is another type of nanostructure.
Due to chemical interactions, those proteins automatically form into the right nanostructure.
Blue, on the other hand, is what is known as a structural color that is created by the interaction of light with tiny nanostructures in the wing.
Here, the spiders rely on arrays of tiny nanostructures that reflect light of particular wavelengths.
IBM's minuscule invention is only a little smaller than a more common information-bearing nanostructure: rhinovirus, the cause of the common cold.
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Two important types of nanostructure are nanocrystals (tiny crystals, often of semiconducting material) and nanotubes (tiny tubes, usually of pure carbon). Nanocrystals made from semiconductors change color depending on their size, and are being used for such tasks as detecting viruses in living cells. Nanotubes can conduct enormous amounts of electrical current, far more than metal wires. They are the basic material of tiny "paper" batteries, which can be rolled, folded, or cut while still producing power. Nanotubes are also now being used in materials for lightweight tennis rackets and golf clubs, and may soon enable the manufacture of TV screens no thicker than a film.
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