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The brighter colours on some butterflies are created thanks to the scattering of light by the scales, such as these jagged examples, which are Papilio ulysees butterfly scales. In fact, each scale has multiple layers which are separated by air, so when light hits them it's reflected many times and the combination of these reflections causes us to see the intense yellows and blues of many butterfly species

The brighter colours on some butterflies are created thanks to the scattering of light by the scales, such as these jagged examples, which are Papilio ulysees butterfly scales. In fact, each scale has multiple layers which are separated by air, so when light hits them it's reflected many times and the combination of these reflections causes us to see the intense yellows and blues of many butterfly species

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Cambridge-based artist Chris Wood continues to produce stunning light sculptures utilizing panels of dichroic glass that refract light in a vivid array of color.

Cambridge-based artist Chris Wood continues to produce stunning light sculptures utilizing panels of dichroic glass that refract light in a vivid array of color.

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