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November 4, 2007

Cicada Horror Films, Solar Power and Fish Lures

Filed under: Cicada Arts,Pop Culture,Roy Troutman — Dan @ 8:56 am

Odds and Ends:

Nanotech News: Cicadas wings are being used as the inspiration for building better solar technology. (thanks Roy)

Peng Jiang, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, is drawing inspiration from the eyes of moths and the wings of cicadas to create unusual new anti-reflective and water-repellant coatings — coatings that appear to have potential to make solar cells both more efficient and self-cleaning. Windows in cars and homes, computer screens and other consumer products also could improve thanks to the super-transparent coatings.

Russian fishing lure company used one of Roy Troutman’s cicada photos for a recent ad for cicada themed lures.

Russian Cicada Lure

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