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octopus camouflage
2014-08-19 06:56:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from the color-changing capabilities of cephalopod skin, researchers have developed a new camouflage sheet capable of quickly reading its environment and adapting to mimic its surroundings. The technology, known as an optoelectronic camouflage system, is based on the ability of the octopus, squid and cuttlefish to alter their appearance to hide from predators and as a way to issue warnings. In fact, in addition...

New Spider Species Discovered In Mexico
2014-06-23 03:18:54

Pensoft Publishers Scientists discover and describe a new species of spider from Mexico. The new species belongs to the enigmatic family Paratropididae that is distinguished by representatives who possess unique camouflaging abilities. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. Like all species form the family the new species Paratropis tuxtlensis has its entire body encrusted with soil particles. The encrusted soil on the exoskeleton could provide protection from...

2014-02-25 23:00:56

The Bodacious Cases team loves that their camouflage iPhone cases product line beacause they're not digital, they're not fake. This new iPhone accessory line is extra special because the three designs you get to choose from are real photos taken on a Missouri Century Farm. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Introducing the camouflage iPhone cases by Bodacious Cases Ever heard the saying: "Ask and you shall receive"? Since you’ve asked….Bodacious Cases is proud to introduce...

Cuttlefish Camouflage Nanoscale Photonic Device
2014-01-29 11:58:08

[ Watch the Video: What Mechanisms Are Behind Cuttlefish Camouflage? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Capable of producing zebra-like camouflage or ‘hypnotic’ color oscillations, the skin of the cuttlefish has long fascinated scientists looking to unlock its secrets. Now, a new study from Harvard University has revealed a natural nanoscale photonic device that allows the so-called 'chameleon of the sea' to dynamically change its colors. "Nature solved the...

Biofluorescence In Fish
2014-01-09 15:16:51

[ Watch the Video: Strange Lights In The Deep, Dark Ocean? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed biofluorescence in over 180 fish species and opened the door to the discovery of new fluorescent proteins that could be used in biomedical research. When organisms biofluoresce, they absorb light, convert it, and send it back out as a different color. "We've long known about biofluorescence underwater in organisms like...

A Fish Out Of Water Relies On Camouflage To Escape Predation
2013-12-02 13:53:04

[ Watch the Video: Land-Dwelling Fish ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A leaping, legless, land-loving fish called the Pacific leaping blenny isn’t just one of the odder creatures found on Earth – it’s also emblematic of life’s transition from life in water to life on land. A new study published in the journal Animal Behaviour has found these strange fish-out-of-water depend on camouflage to escape would-be predators. "This terrestrial fish spends all...

Researchers Use Squid Protein To Create High-Tech Camouflage
2013-09-11 11:35:27

[ Watch the Video: Camouflage Coating Modeled After Squids ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In another instance of technology inspired by nature, researchers from the University of California Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering say they’ve created a camouflage coating modeled after the Pencil Squid. This development, say the researchers, could one day be particularly useful to the US Military. Using a protein modeled after that found in a...

Effectiveness Of Camouflage Types
2013-09-11 11:08:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From military personnel to potential prey, camouflage has proven to be an effective way to evade detection. However, a new study from the University of Exeter has found that some ‘predators’ can learn to read certain types of camouflage more easily than other types. Using human volunteers as their 'predators' in a video game-like simulation, study researchers discovered that high contrast markings on virtual moths, similar to the...

New Way Fish Camouflage Themselves In The Ocean Discovered
2013-06-03 18:58:18

University of Texas at Austin Lookdowns outperforms by up to 80 percent the 'mirror' strategy that was previously thought to be state-of-the-art in fish camouflage Fish can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The discovery could someday lead to the development of new camouflage materials for use in the ocean, and it overturns 40 years of conventional wisdom about fish camouflage. The...


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Plains Zebra, Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra are classified in the subgenus Hippotigris and appear to be more...

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