The great graphene name game (page 2)

University of Bristol researchers have created artificial muscles that can be transformed to mimic the camouflaging abilities of squid and zebrafish. The team demonstrated two individual transforming mechanisms that they believe could be used in "smart clothing" to trigger camouflaging tricks similar to animals observed in the wild. "We have taken inspiration from nature's designs and exploited the same methods to turn our artificial muscles into striking visual effects,"  Jonathan Rossiter, lead author of the study published in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, said in a press release. The artificial muscles are based on specialist cells known as chromatophores, which are found in amphibians, fish, reptiles and cephalopods.  These cells contain pigments of colors that are responsible for the animals' color-changing effects. The color changes in animals like the squid or zebrafish can be triggered by changes in mood, temperature, stress or something visible in the environment. The researchers create

The great graphene name game

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Thu 3 May 12 from Physicsworld Blog

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Wed 2 May 12 from The Engineer

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A new graphene-based material developed at Exeter University could supersede indium tin oxide in electronic devices.

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Fri 4 May 12 from RedOrbit

Squid and zebrafish cells inspire camouflaging smart materials

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Wed 2 May 12 from Labspaces.net

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Researchers have created artificial muscles that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic the remarkable camouflaging abilities of organisms such as squid and zebrafish. They demonstrated ...

Wed 2 May 12 from ScienceDaily

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Mon 30 Apr 12 from AZoNano

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