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    This AskNature video collection focuses on the biological strategies and other qualities butterflies have developed such as multifunctional wing scales, cocoon building, flight patterns, thermoregulation, and more. Learn more about butterflies and moths and the innovations they inspire in this video resource. https://asknature.org/?s=butterflies&page=3&is_v=1
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    Bees are capable of remarkable feats of orientation and navigation; they have a very strong sense of direction. Find out more in this easy experiment.
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    The wings of a butterfly have inspired a new type of solar cell that can harvest light twice as efficiently as before and could one day improve our solar panels.
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  • Article: Sun Compass Integration of Skylight Cues in Migratory Monarch Butterflies
    Migrating monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) use a time-compensated sun compass to navigate from eastern North America to their overwintering grounds in central Mexico. Find out more in this article.
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  • Video: From Butterflies to Biophotonic Implants
    At Caltech, engineers inspired by nano-scale structures on butterfly wings have developed synthetic versions that make eye implants for glaucoma patients function more accurately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBXZF9em4Go&feature=share
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  • Video: What Gives the Morpho Butterfly Its Magnificent Blue? | Deep Look
    What does it mean to be blue? The wings of a Morpho butterfly are some of the most brilliant structures in nature, and yet they contain no blue pigment -- they harness the physics of light at the nanoscale. Learn more about these butterflies in this Deep Look video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Ts7CsJDpg&list=PLdKlciEDdCQA1MVDuyxZPVloYV3wpunMO&index=5&t=0s
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