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Improving Biomedical Technologies Using Squid Skin Protein
2014-07-18 03:48:01

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.

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

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.

Color Change Mechanism Squid And Octopi
2013-07-26 09:47:07

Researchers have discovered the mechanism responsible for the dramatic color changes in underwater creatures such as the squid and the octopus.

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2011-04-20 09:13:50

Optical cloaking approach described in Optics Express shows potential for myriad futuristic applications.

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2011-01-06 11:17:25

In one University of Illinois lab, invisibility is a matter of now you hear it, now you don’t.

2009-11-13 13:10:18

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.

2009-07-07 14:12:11

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 – very low frequency electromagnetic waves

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2008-08-11 09:05:00

Two recently designed 3-D materials are opening new possibilities for scientists looking to develop an invisibility cloak.

2007-04-02 17:15:00

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."

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2006-10-19 09:30:00

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.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.