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A Berry So Shiny, It's Irresistible

Posted on the 12 September 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
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That fake fruit in the wooden bowls that hotels love to decorate their lobbies with never looks quite right. No, apparently it takes nature to make a fake that looks even better than the real thing.
That turns out to be the case with the amazing berry of the Pollia condensata. A physicist in the UK was looking at the reflectivity of tulips and buttercups when a colleague at Cambridge University told him to check out the berry from a tropical plant called Pollia condensata.

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