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.
Originally published by Cosmos as Chameleons change colour to stand out
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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