Don’t judge a book by its cover…

There are many advertisements in the form of magazine booklets which come in the mail every day. Usually they just come and go in my house, but this time I decided to look at a sample from one under my Foldscope. I was expecting to see the one uniform maroon color I saw with my eyes. However, to my surprise, the result comprised of a spectacular array of various colors. There are small dots of color which make up the the one color we see with our eyes. I looked into this further, and found out that since the dots are too small to be seen by just our eyes, our brain blends the colors so that we see (or believe to see) one solid color. Next time you look at a magazine booklet, imagine the unseen wonders within.

Here are some more pictures I took–

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~ Nataraj

Age 13 / Eighth Grade


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu says:

    Dear Natraj,

    It’s fascinating that many of these patterns that look like uniform colors are actually “digital” in nature.

    What I find interesting about your post is the fact – that many flowers also use the same “digital” approach in generating color. See a prior post on why flowers have color..

    Keep up the good work.


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