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To make ultra-black materials that won’t weigh things down, consider the butterfly

by Véronique Koch and Robin A. Smith, Duke University, Phys.org

Set against a piece of black construction paper, the wings of the male cattleheart butterfly look even blacker than black.

“Some animals have taken black to an extreme,” said Alex Davis, a graduate student in the lab of Duke University biologist Sönke Johnsen.

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