& # 39; Chameleon paint & # 39; the skin of the reptile changes color in different lights thanks to reprogrammable ink that can be sprayed onto phones and shoes to adjust them
- With & # 39; Chameleon & # 39; paint, people can change the color of their precious items
- It is designed by MIT & # 39; s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
- A researcher said that the tool allows users to personalize their appearance
- They mixed dyes together and exposed it to ultraviolet and other light sources
A new Chameleon paint that allows people to change the color of their cars, phone cases and trainers as often as they want was made by MIT researchers.
The reprogrammable ink changes the color of an object after it has been exposed to ultraviolet and visible light sources at different wavelengths.
A team from MIT & # 39; s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has designed the system that & # 39; PhotoChromeleon & # 39; is called.
A researcher said the tool allows users to personalize their looks and belongings multiple times in different styles and colors.
The chameleon paint was designed by a team from MIT & # 39; s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), which & # 39; PhotoChromeleon & # 39; is called
They created the ink through mixing cyan, magenta and yellow photochromic dyes in a single sprayable solution.
They could then understand how each of the different dyes interact with each other at different wavelengths, allowing them to control the color by manipulating the light sources.
It is a fully reversible process that can be repeated even an infinite number of times.
The so-called Chameleon paint remains on an object, even if it is used outdoors in natural environments.
The researchers used three different lights with different wavelengths, which allowed them to eliminate primary colors individually.
This means that they could find out how the dyes interact with each other under different lights.
The researchers used three different lights with different wavelengths, which allowed them to eliminate primary colors individually
For example, a blue light is usually absorbed by the yellow dye and deactivated, while magenta and cyan dye do not absorb the light.
This would cause the color blue to be produced.
THE SECRET OF THE GLOW OF CHAMELEONS
It is already known that chameleons use a "color language" based on the patterns on their skin.
But a new study suggests that their & # 39; hidden & # 39; communication goes even further than previously thought.
Researchers in Germany have discovered that the bony projections, known as nodules, found along the heads of many chameleon species glow a brilliant blue when exposed to UV light.
According to the researchers, the patterns vary for different types and groups.
In the genus Calumma the males were found to have much more fluorescent characteristics than females.
As such, it can act as a way for lizards to recognize other members of their groups.
Similarly, in magenta dye, green light would usually be absorbed and deactivated, while both yellow and cyan would remain, resulting in green.
You can coat an object in the paint solution before placing it in a box with a projector and UV light.
The UV light will then saturate the color, while the projector desaturates to the desired level.
As soon as the light has activated the colors, the new pattern appears.
If you are not satisfied with the design of the new pattern, all you have to do is use the UV light to clear it and start over.
SAIL postdoc Yuhua Jin, the lead author in a new article on the project, said: & # 39; This special dye can allow a large number of adjustment options that can improve production efficiency and reduce overall waste.
& # 39; Users can personalize their belongings and appearance daily, without having to purchase the same item multiple times in different colors and styles. & # 39;
You can create multiple designs, including a zebra pattern, multicolored flames and a beautiful landscape because of the enormous amount of colors.
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