Solar Panels Look to Moth Eyes for Efficiency

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Funding from the United States Department of Energy allowed researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory to unlock the secrets of moths' eyes thus improving the efficiency of solar panels.  Moth's eyes have a complex antireflective coating that allows them to absorb more light, resulting in better vision with the familiar "night shine" common in most animals.  The resulting material, block copolymer, has proven to be even better than first anticipated, allowing solar panels to better absorb sunlight.