[Science & Tech] Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket

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From EurekAlert!:

Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published today in Nature Communications.

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From Phys.org:

Drawing design inspiration from the skin of stealthy sea creatures, engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a next-generation, adaptive space blanket that gives users the ability to control their temperature. The innovation is detailed in a study published today in Nature Communications.

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From Ben Coxworth:

Alon Gorodetsky and Erica Leung, with a sample of the material


Squids, octopi and cuttlefish are able to change the color of their skin thanks to specialized cells known as chromatophores. Scientists have now replicated the manner in which those cells work, resulting in a flexible material that can either trap or release heat as needed.

.. Continue Reading Squid-inspired material keeps the heat – or loses it

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