Mechanical Chameleon Changes Colors on the Fly

When scientists from Wuhan University in China created a novel color-shifting material, they knew exactly how to show it off: attach it to a 3-D printed chameleon.

The faux chameleon’s body is covered with artificial scales that allow it to blend in with its surroundings. Although the technology is still slow and limited to three primary colors, the real-time demonstration represents yet another step toward the elusive invisibility cloak. In the video below, you can watch colors ripple ac

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