14 Nov '17, 10am

@GreatDismal Squidsuits are close to becoming reality...

Octopus Skin Camouflage Researchers were inspired by how an octopus can change the texture and color of its skin to blend in with its surroundings, and want to see how the military can use these capabilities. Researchers are studying texture-changing octopus skin to see if the military can use its camouflaging properties. “This research stems from a challenge I posed to professors at Cornell [University in New York] along the lines of why can’t we have a dynamic skin for a wide range of applications,” Samuel Stanton, a program manager with the Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office, told Army Times. The professors were inspired by how an octopus can change the texture and color of its skin to blend in with its surroundings. Humans have this ability with goosebumps, but without the ability to control it like an octopus can. This new silicone- and mesh-based materia...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/11/13/army-...

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bagsnob.com 15 Nov '17, 3pm

There are two types of exfoliants: chemical and physical (also called mechanical). “Chemical exfoliants essentially dissol...

Pipeline Study, or PR Puffery for Enbridge?

ecowatch.com 14 Nov '17, 6pm

Pipeline Study, or PR Puffery for Enbridge? By Public Accountability Initiative An economic impact study of Enbridge's pro...