A Cambridge University team developed an artificial "chameleon skin" that changes color when exposed to light. The material supports a range of applications, including active camouflage, large-scale dynamic displays, and maybe even medical diagnostics.
"Right now we are working on integrating the switching mechanism into tests for diseases," said Cambridge researcher Dr. Andrew Salmon. "The idea is the color change can be used to clearly indicate the result of the test."
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This week's Question: Beyond Camouflage, Do You See Other Applications for Artificial ‘Chameleon Skin?'