• Leather squid served as the basis for military camouflage

  • American chemists have used squid protein to create labels stealth, able to hide soldiers from infrared cameras. Their achievements scientists will present on March 23 at the national conference of the American chemical society, says Science Daily.

    In modern uniforms is usually applied brown-green camouflage pattern, allowing the military enough to effectively hide the background foliage in the daytime. However, at night the soldiers are often vulnerable to infrared sensors.

    To solve this problem Alon Gorodetsky (Alon Gorodetsky) from the University of California, Irvine took the skin of a squid, is able to campfireusa under the countryside, waiting for prey. On the skin of the clam are special cells (iridophore), containing several layers of protein reflective. A cascade of biochemical reactions allows them to change the density and the arrangement of the layers, and that changes the reflective properties of the skin, and therefore its color.

    The group Gorodetsky has set up a special bacteria on the production reflective and coated protein dense plate. However, for color changes (similar to those that occur in Yadollah) requires a special mechanism. First, scientists have considered using vapors of acetic acid, but for actual combat conditions the reagent is too fragile and insecure.

    In the end, Gorodetsky produced films from reflecting polymer substrates: we are talking about public with duct tape. Such films can be pasted on the uniforms and camouflage mechanical functions run - through stretching.

    The scientist expects to produce rolls of inexpensive disposable film that the military will be able to get out of satchels, deploy, stick on the uniform, and then removed and discarded.

    Now Gorodetsky working to increase the flexibility of labels, and configures them for the reflection of radiation in the mid and far infrared range (which employ thermal imagers).

    http://lenta.ru

More news in the same category:

    • Img
    • 7:29 pm on Friday 24th March 2017  /  Наука и техника
      The developers told about the main character of Prey

      Company Bethesda has released a new story trailer for Prey, in which all attention is paid to the protagonist of the game named Morgan Y. According to the staff of Arkane Studios, the developers tried to make the player as much as possible to associate themselves with the protagonist. As a player, Morgan knows nothing about the world around them.

    • Img
    • 6:08 pm on Friday 24th March 2017  /  Наука и техника
      The distant galaxy was pushed out of the gigantic black hole

      Astronomers from NASA have discovered a massive black hole that was ejected from the center of the parent galaxy, located eight billion light years from Earth. The researchers believe that it was caused by gravitational waves arising when two black holes smaller.

    • Img
    • 2:21 pm on Friday 24th March 2017  /  Наука и техника
      Revealed the release dates of the new part God of War

      American actor Christopher judge voicing the main character of the game God of War Kratos, pointed out on his Twitter page the release date of the new part of the series. The description of his profile as notes the year is 2017. At the same time Sony, which makes the project not have made such statements.

More Global News:

    • Img
    • 10:02 pm on Friday 24th March 2017  /  Россия
      In a fire at a gunpowder factory in Kazan, one person died

      At a gunpowder factory in Kazan there was a fire, one person died, another is hospitalized in critical condition. The fire managed to be localized, however, on the premises continue to be heard claps, presumably, explode the finished product. The fire area has made about 400 square metres.

    • Img
    • 9:45 pm on Friday 24th March 2017  /  Спорт
      Fans to obstruct the players of the national team of Russia

      The fans in the stadium in Krasnodar to obstruct the players of the Russian team, losing team côte d'ivoire in a friendly match. When the players came to the podium to thank the fans for their support, the fans booed the players and shouted to them the word "Shame."

    • Img
    • 9:30 pm on Friday 24th March 2017  /  Россия
      Tolstoy compared the modern EU and the late USSR

      Modern the European Union similar to the Soviet Union of the late period, "when no decision was impossible to make, and the bureaucracy did not consider any national interests," said Vice-speaker of the state Duma Pyotr Tolstoy. In his opinion, the EU policy has no future.

comments powered by Disqus