Changing Skin

March 15, 2015 7:03 AM

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Engineers at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, California have developed super-thin, synthetic color-changing skin. It reportedly can give any surface the color-changing capabilities of a chameleon.

According to a report on the subject just published in the journal Optica, the color-changing skin is a film of silicon that is “one-thousandth the width of a human hair” that is capable of changing colors on demand. It could someday be used as a part of defect-detecting sensor or display system in ...

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