Chameleons change colour to stand out, not hide

Chameleons don’t change colour to match their environment – it’s just the opposite. How do they do it? By manipulating tiny crystals in their skin, as we explained here

Now, UC Berkeley researchers are on a quest to create synthetic chameleon skin, mimicking the reptiles’ ability.

KQED, the PBS station in San Francisco, recently produced a segment delving into chameleons color-changing ways for their 4K YouTube series Deep Look. Thanks to Twisted Sifter for pointing it out.

Bill Condie

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.

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