29 Aug '16, 2pm

Hyperuniformity — A Hidden Order Found in the Greatest Set of Eyes https://t.co/ncOgJcTqXi

Hyperuniformity — A Hidden Order Found in the Greatest Set of Eyes https://t.co/ncOgJcTqXi

Of all the things evolution has stumbled across, the eye is one of the most remarkable. Acting as sort of a ‘biological electromagnetic transducer’, the eye converts incoming photons into electrical and chemical spikes, known as action potentials. These spikes then drive the brain of the host life form. Billions of years of natural selection has produced several types of eyes, with some better than others. It would be an honest mistake to think that the human eye is at the top of the food chain, as this is not the case. Mammals underwent a long stint scurrying around in dark caves and crevasses, causing our eyes to take a back seat to other more important functions, such as the development of a cortex. There are color sensitive cones in all eyes. Mammals have three types of cones, which are…wait for it…Red, Blue and Green. Our red and green cones are relatively recent on t...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/08/29/hyperuniformity-a-hidden-o...

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