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Gamers help scientists understand animal camouflage

University of Exeter researchers have shown how online computer games can help researchers to understand animal camouflage and color vision. This is the result of a project more than 30,000 people have played a series of video games.

Crustaceans use nanotechnology to avoid predators

Many types of crustaceans found in the oceans are at the mercy of predators. To increase the chance of not being spotted many species have evolved camouflage, and the basis of this cloak of invisibility is nanotechnology.

Squids use leaking light for effective camouflage

Glass squids have remarkable properties for evading detection. Properties with bioluminescent cells allow the sea creature mask itself from predators.

Zebras don't use their stripes for camouflage, new study reports

It's a question that has intrigued scientists for decades: "Why do zebras have stripes?" Thanks to a recent study, we may now be much closer to the answer.

Ladybugs — The brighter the colors, the more toxic they are

In Europe they are known as Ladybirds, and in America, we call them Ladybugs. But whichever name is used, the bright red ladybug with black spots is one of the world's most cherished beetles. But did you know why they have such bright colors?

Octopus skin inspires sophisticated camouflage sensors

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. Inspired by the octopus, researchers have created sheets of sensors with a temperature-sensitive dye to mimic cephalopod camouflage.

Colorblind an Advantage? Capuchin Monkeys are Colorblind but great Hunters

Capuchin monkeys, maybe color blind but they are great hunters than regular monkeys.
 

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File photo: Picture of a man in camouflage hunting gear.
File photo: Picture of a man in camouflage hunting gear.
Hagerty Ryan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sunrays  shadows and blossoms camouflage  this tortoiseshell cat amid late Spring daylight.
Sunrays, shadows and blossoms camouflage this tortoiseshell cat amid late Spring daylight.
The larch ladybird (Aphidecta obliterata) is tan in colour and can have up to 10 spots. It lives in ...
The larch ladybird (Aphidecta obliterata) is tan in colour and can have up to 10 spots. It lives in needled conifers and overwinters in bark crevices. It relies on camouflage to protect itself from birds. Its toxicity levels are low.
Kurt Kulac
Military camouflage for tanks becomes useful on a porch.
Military camouflage for tanks becomes useful on a porch.

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