August 19, 2014 | Georgie

I've always wanted an invisibility cloak. Wouldn't it be exciting to blend into your surroundings? We may not have to wait much longer...

Engineers have built a camouflage sheet that changes its colour to match its environment. Inspired by cuttlefish and octopus skin, the system is made up of three layers. Each layer has a different role: one responds to changes in light and another contains a temperature-controlled dye that switches colour at 47 degrees Celsius.

Currently it only reacts to black and white, but it's the first of its kind. How exciting!


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