Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Light-Emitting Swallotail

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Bible verse of the week- submitted by my daddy.
Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Creation Corner.
Today's Creation Moment: The Light-Emitting Swallowtail.  
Genesis 1:3     "And God said, 'Let there be light;' and there was light."

 Though tiny, the scales of the swallowtail butterfly's wing are similar in design to light-emitting diodes. We say similar because the design is closer to a specialized light-emitting diode that puts out six times as much light as a standard LED.
Swallowtail butterflyThe blue-green wing of the swallowtail is covered with millions of tiny scales. Each microscopic scale has three layers. The top layer is made up of thousands of hollow cylinders shaped in a honeycomb pattern. There is fluorescent pigment within the sides of those cells. The second layer adds the blue-green color to entering light, and the bottom layer reflects it back out. As the light enters, the top layer focuses and reflects all the blue-green light that enters it. The second layer turns any other color entering light – including ultraviolet light – blue-green, and the bottom layer reflects it back out.
The efficiency of the delicate structure has been compared to LEDs that have two-dimensional photonic crystals that put out six times as much light as a regular LED. As one scientist put it, they had no idea that the design would be so "precise" and "refined."
Of course it's precise and refined, showing an understanding of light! It was designed by the same Creator Who created light in the first place.

This week is Vacation Bible School at our church. They are expecting alot of kids. Please pray that many children will trust in Jesus as their Saviour.  Stay tuned this week, as I hope to post pictures from VBS!!! :)
Have a fabulous and godly week!! 
In the Saviour's love,

1 comment:

  1. I liked the little monkey cupcakes a lot.


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