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Octopus skin inspires versatile new camouflage material
Miami, Oct 12, 2017 (AFP) - The octopus is a master of disguise because it can stretch, bend and make its skin take on new shapes. Inspired by these intelligent cephalopods, researchers said Thursday they have invented a new kind of material that can act similarly.
US engineers described their product -- a silicon-based skin that has a stretchable surface capable of programmed, three-dimensional texture morphing -- in the journal Science.

 

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