Researchers from the University of Cambridge have unmasked some of the cuttlefish's camouflage secrets. Even with the researchers' new findings, there are still more to learn about the cephalopod.
Animals February 17, 2018
Researchers have developed a stretchable material that mimics the ability of octopuses to inflate their papillae for camouflage. The technology could one day be used to develop sophisticated 'soft robots'.
Robotics October 15, 2017
A dinosaur the size of a golden retriever used camouflage to hide from predators during the Cretaceous period. Coloring of the ancient reptile known as Psittacosaurus, or 'parrot lizard,' revealed it likely lived in forests in what is now China.
Animals September 15, 2016
Insects were using pieces of the natural world for camouflage, even 100 million years ago. What secrets are fossils trapped in amber revealing to biologists?
Ancient June 25, 2016
British snipers reported that the invisibility cloak-like material known as Vatec allowed them to camouflage their hideout from enemy troops. This technology could be available within five years.
March 21, 2016
Scientists from China have developed a technology that is able to detect and recreate colors, making it ideal for camouflage for things like military vehicles, and even for body armor.
FUTURE TECH February 7, 2016
Researchers found that Aegean wall lizards rest on rocks with the same color as its back to protect themselves from avian predators. Such camouflage mechanism is said to be a part of the species' behavioral defense.
Earth/Environment January 26, 2016
A zebra's black and white stripes are apparently not for camouflage, experts in California said. If that is so, what are zebra stripes for, then?
Animals January 25, 2016
Scientists from University of California, Davis found zebra stripes are not for camouflage. By taking the perspective of top zebra predators, such as lions and spotted hyenas, researchers from the U.S. and Canada have estimated the distances where the stripe pattern is visible through feline eyes.
Animals January 23, 2016
For marine species at the bottom of the food chain, life under the sea isn't greener. Researchers found cuttlefish holds its breath to cover electrical fields and evade sharks.
December 6, 2015
Researchers have created a thin, skin-like material that can change color and patterns. The technique is modeled on squid, which can control the color and texture of their skin for protection and communication.
June 15, 2015
Filefish blend into their environments through the use of bright colors and the use of a distinctive chemical odor.
December 10, 2014
Researchers at MIT are continuing to improve a camouflage skin that can change fluorescence and texture via remote control. The skin is based on the very versatile skin of an octopus.
Science September 17, 2014
Camouflage materials may become more advanced after the invention of a new material inspired by marine life.
August 20, 2014
A team of researchers have developed a new automatic camouflage technology, based on the incredible way octopi's skin reacts to light and the changes in its environment.
Science August 19, 2014
Taking a cue from nature, scientists create a new form of camouflage that reacts to its surroundings without needing any external input, much like the skins of octopus and squid.
Internet Culture August 19, 2014
Scientists create a camouflage device inspired by octopus and other cephalopods that can change colors. Currently, the device can only switch from black to white or vice-versa.
FUTURE TECH August 19, 2014
Zebra stripes have puzzled biologists since the days of Darwin and Wallace. Now, we may know why they developed.
Animals April 2, 2014