Researchers Create Camouflage Tech Modeled After Octopus Skin

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A group of researchers created camouflage tech inspired by octopuses, cephalopods that can change the color of their skin depending on their surroundings, National Geographic reports

The team, led by Cunjiang Yu at the University of Houston and John Rogers at the University of Illinois, created a sheet that can detect light falling on it and change color accordingly

The device’s speed is still nowhere near as swift as an actual cephalopod.

According to the outlet, octopuses and other cephalopods have three layers of skin, one for displaying warm colors, one for display cool colors, and one that “[diffuses] white light in all directions.” Read more…

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