Engineers FINALLY did it

March 15, 2015 6:18 AM

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Engineers at the University of California at Berkeley have created something that isn’t just impressive in physical composition – but in actual appearance, too. They have created a material that can mimic the behavior of a chameleon and change colors on command. All that is required is pressure or a twist, and the color will change – much like the chameleon changes colors by manipulating the positions of the tiny crystals that are inside its flesh.

Researcher Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, who led the study and co-authored the paper which was featured in Optica a science journal pointed out that this “is the first time anybody has made a flexible chameleon-like skin that can change color simply by flexing it.” The second “mirror” approach which is e...

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