Color-changing camouflage: MIT research could let soldiers hide like an octopus (VIDEO).

Octopus-Inspired Camouflage Could Let Soldiers Shift Colors and Texture (Video)

Octopus-Inspired Camouflage Could Let Soldiers Shift Colors and Texture (Video)

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Sept. 18 2014 1:57 PM

The Octopus Race

Cephalopod-inspired camouflage could let subjects change color and texture in seconds.

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A team from MIT and Duke created flexible polymers that can change color and texture in response to a controlled voltage, essentially allowing them to camouflage an object with the flip of a switch.