Octopus Helps Engineers Develop Color-Changing Camouflage Fabric Technology

Octopus color changing camouflage inspires engineers to create navy wear
There is something special about Octopodes and cuttlefish which have an uncanny ability to camouflage themselves from danger. When under threat or in retreat, they disguise themselves by producing colors and patterns on their skin which match the surrounding background, allowing them to all but disappear to the naked eye. It’s pretty amazing how well they can do this. Take a look at this video to see just how well they are able to do it:

Using this as inspiration, a team of navy-sponsored engineers and biologists from both Illinois and Texas University have managed to create a fabric that humans could use for the same purpose. John Rogers is the head of materials research at the Unive


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