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Scientists discover new shade of white
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Written by Danrok   
Saturday, 20 January 2007 14:05

From the BBC:

A dazzling insect could help the development of brilliant white, ultra-thin materials, a study suggests.

The finger-tip sized Cyphochilus beetle, found in south-east Asia, had a shell whiter than most other materials found in nature, UK researchers said.

Close inspection reveals a unique surface structure covered with scales 10 times thinner than human hair.

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