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Researchers develop amphibian-inspired camouflage skin

Inspired by amphibians such as the wood frog, investigators designed and synthesized a new type of camouflage skin involving one-dimensional photonic crystal structures assembled in three-dimensional flexible gels.

Frogs use brains or camouflage to evade predators

Throughout evolution, prey animals have adopted a range of strategies to evade their predators. But often these elaborate strategies come at a cost. For example, looking out for and fleeing from predators involves a great ...

Acoustics researchers develop novel underwater carpet cloak

Acoustic camouflage, realized by controlling wave propagation, has attracted much attention in recent years. Aided by a reflecting surface, acoustic carpet cloak has become one of the most practically feasible invisibility ...

Squid recorded color-matching a substrate for the first time

While octopus and cuttlefish are famous for their use of camouflage to match the color of the substrate, squid have never been reported displaying this ability. Now, in a study published in Scientific Reports, scientists ...

Meet a colorful but color-blind spider

Jumping spiders, the flamboyant dandies of the eight-legged set, have names inspired by peacocks, cardinals and other colorful icons.

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Camouflage is a method of crypsis (hiding). It allows an otherwise visible organism or object to remain unnoticed, by blending with its environment. Examples include a tiger's stripes, the battledress of a modern soldier and a butterfly camouflaging itself as a leaf. The theory of camouflage covers the various strategies used to achieve this effect.

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