Mantis Shrimp Eyes Could Show Way To Better DVD, CD players. The most complex vision systems known to science. They can see in twelve colours (humans see in only three) and can distinguish between different forms of polarized light. It really is exceptional – out-performing anything we humans have so far been able to create. What’s particularly exciting is how beautifully simple it is,” “This natural mechanism, comprised of cell membranes rolled into tubes, completely outperforms synthetic designs.This wouldn’t be the first time humans have looked to the natural world for new ideas, for example the lobster’s compound eye recently inspired the design of an X-ray detector for an astronomical telescope.

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