How technology based on moth eyes could help design smartphones and tablets that are easier to read outside.


A stealth trick used by moths to avoid predators could lead to smartphones and tablets that are easier to read outside.

Moths’ eyes are covered with tiny structures that prevent them reflecting light and alerting night-time hunters looking for a meal. They also help the insects see in the dark.

Scientists have copied the moth nanotechnology to produce an anti-reflective film that allows words and images to show up clearly on mobile devices even in bright sunlight.

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