December 05, 2011

SCIENCE!! Comics: Episode Two

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This week! Like water off a butterfly's wing - what do butterflies do when it rains?

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This week's comic was based on a press release from the American Institute of Physics, but I didn't even get to the point of their research because I got caught up in the details of how butterfly wings shed water and dirt. The cool thing for us humans is that we might be able to manufacture silicon with texture like butterfly wings so that it will shed water and dirt without needing to be cleaned with detergents. 

As usual, any mistakes are mine alone. I should also note that the butterfly mentionedin the press release (mountain swallowtail) is not the same species I drew (blue morpho).