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The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body.
In another instance of technology inspired by nature, researchers say they’ve created a camouflage coating modeled after the Pencil Squid that could one day be particularly useful to the US Military.
Researchers have discovered the mechanism responsible for the dramatic color changes in underwater creatures such as the squid and the octopus.
Optical cloaking approach described in Optics Express shows potential for myriad futuristic applications.
In one University of Illinois lab, invisibility is a matter of now you hear it, now you donâ€™t.
Scientists and curiosity seekers who want to know what a partially or completely cloaked object would look like in real life can now get their wish -- virtually.
A group of researchers from the Department of Physics at UAB have designed a device, called a dc metamaterial, which makes objects invisible under certain light â€“ very low frequency electromagnetic waves
Two recently designed 3-D materials are opening new possibilities for scientists looking to develop an invisibility cloak.
Researchers using nanotechnology have taken a step toward creating an "optical cloaking" device that could render objects invisible by guiding light around anything placed inside this "cloak."
A team of American and British researchers has made a Cloak of Invisibility. Well, OK, it's not perfect. Yet. But it's a start, and it did a pretty good job of hiding a copper cylinder.
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