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Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems

Researchers have developed a technology that allows a material to automatically read its environment and adapt to mimic its surrounding. The system is inspired by the skins of cephalopods, a class of marine animals which can change coloration quickly, both for camouflage and as a form of warning.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2014

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Molecular learning machines under the microscope

Neurotransmitters play an important role in the communication of nerve cells. Major details of the processes involved have been unclear until recently. Scientists have now shed light on these processes by using a new technique.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2014

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Carbon nanotubes to improve resin coatings

Resin coatings are widely used in various sectors, like the aeronautical and automotive sectors, and in the structural components of aircraft and vehicles, in particular. Researchers have used carbon nanotubes to improve the properties of these coatings.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2014

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