reflective eyes

Moth eyes have inspired the touchscreen of the future

  • Researchers working on removing a smartphone’s glare are turning to an unusual source for inspiration: moths.
  • Strides are being made in the realm of light reflection by researchers at the University of Central Florida and National Taiwan University, who have created a film for cell phone screens to reduce glare.
  • When light reflects off a smartphone’s screen, it makes it difficult for a user to see what’s on their phone. According to Shin-Tson Wu, an optics and photonics professor at UCF and the principle investigator of the study, “the lower the surface reflection, the better.”
  • Some smartphones auto-calibrate the display’s brightness to counteract the glare, but this can take a toll on battery life.
  • Anti-reflective screen covers are also available, but these too have limitations, as they can only capture specific light wavelengths.
  • Meanwhile, moth eyes are covered with anti-reflective nanostructures. Read more (6/23/17)

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rosenn-a submitted: Hi! I decided I wanted to try a more traditional art style and I was wondering if you could give me a few tips? Thank you ☀️


Coloring: Nice smooth and warm colors! The chest is a little empty though. The dress has a large neckline, so we’d suggest to add a shade to define a little bit the breasts area.
Also, some light reflected in the eyes will help to give a more lifelike look!

Composition: 
It’s simple but it works. The shading on the background is more than enough to highlight the subject, nice work! 

Overall it’s a really nice job, there is pretty much nothing to say about this work, but if you’ll need any particular tips don’t hesitate to contact us! Keep Drawing! 

And when the sun rises from the ocean, with his rays shining through the water, I hope that you will look into my eyes and see not the color of my eyes, but the reflection of yourself. And I hope you will fall in love with it, just like how I fell in love with you.
—  Lukas W. // Reflection of you in my eyes

The tapetum lucidum in a deer. It is a layer of reflective tissue in the eye of many vertebrates. Lying immediately behind the retina, it reflects visible light back through the retina, increasing the light available to the photoreceptors. It does blur the original image. The tapetum lucidum contributes to the superior night vision of some animals. (Source)

How could anyone not fall for the way
her eyes reflect the light
when the sun hits in just the right angle
or how would anyone not notice
his sharp outsides
hiding the softest shapes of all?
Why would anyone
not want to discover
those parts of her mind
she keeps hidden down inside
or those beautiful words
he comes up with at night?
And how could it matter
what’s their gender
when their ideas
change your whole living
and you are thankful to take
whatever they’re giving?
—  // love has no limits (just like Pride Month)
j.d.m.