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According to a recent article published in the Telegraph, scientist are turning to nature to help them create better uniforms and camouflage for soldiers. And that means they are turning to squids for inspiration. Squids are well-known camouflage experts, able to alter the way their skin reflects infrared light, allowing them to change their look in a way that masks them to potential predators swimming nearby. Just check out the video below.

So, seeking to emulate this mutative behavior, scientists combined reflectin, the protein responsible for the squid’s change in appearance, with graphene, a conductive, super-thin material made of carbon atoms. This combination created a film that could hide the wearer from night vision cameras or other infrared detection.

The article goes on to explain the reasoning behind their project and how they able to complete such an amazing task. Read the entire article here.


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