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camouflage

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Zebra stripes as camouflage? Not so fast, Mr. Hyena

Zebras may not be nearly as sneaky as some people thought. A study casts doubt on the idea that those magnificent stripes are used to hide the horse-like creatures from predators.

By 28 January 2016

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Skin that can see is octopus camouflage superpower

A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.

By 22 May 2015

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Camouflage your cords and cables

Disguise your ugly power cords and cables with a few simple steps and easy-to-find materials.

By 5 November 2014

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Using VR to make games in VR is VR-riffic (Tomorrow Daily 311)

Epic announces an upcoming virtual-reality component for its Unreal Editor, and a team at Wuhan University shows off its real-time adaptive camouflage system.

By 9 February 2016

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Make VR while you're in VR with Epic's upcoming Unreal Editor (Tomorrow Daily 311 show notes)

Who wants to design games for VR on a plain old 2D monitor when you can strap a VR headset on and create virtual worlds interactively? Not us!

By 9 February 2016

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High-tech camouflage could protect soldiers from ballistic heat

The heat wave that follows bomb blasts exceeds 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and can cook exposed skin. New face paint that actually deflects heat could offer protection for up to a minute.

By 23 August 2012

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Crawling bot glows, camouflages itself with dye

DARPA's soft-bodied walkers, developed by engineers at Harvard University, can stand out or blend in with their environment, and may take on military tasks.

By 19 August 2012

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Aussies design shark-proof wetsuits

Scientists have designed a new type of camouflage wetsuit that is designed to make ocean swimmers invisible to sharks.

By 22 July 2013

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My dot-matrix-camouflaged Mighty Wallet: Just don't throw it out if you find it

My temporary wallet looks like spare printout paper from the 80s, and I like it that way.

By 10 September 2011

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Ep. 1236: Where we're hidden in plain sight

As telecommunications extends its reach, some clever landscape artists are using strategic foliage to camouflage electrical poles and cell phone towers. Combating visual pollution on today's 404 episode.

By 29 March 2013