[Science & Tech] Scientists develop thermal camouflage that can fool infrared cameras

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From Nicola Davis:

Invention can make an object appear to have the same temperature as its background

Scientists have developed a thin, lightweight and flexible film that can outfox infrared cameras, allowing hot bodies to appear cool and cold items to appear warm. The invention can also help camouflage an object by making it appear the same temperature as its background.

The design was inspired by the colour-shifting capabilities of cuttlefish, says Coskun Kocabas, a co-author of the research from the University of Manchester.

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