29 min

87. Cephalopods: From camouflage to communication Discovery Matters

    • Life Sciences

Let's explore the remarkable colour-changing abilities of cephalopods. Joined by Dan Wilson from the Costas Research Institute at Northeastern University, the team dive into the fascinating research behind the development of paints that respond to environmental stimuli, such as sunlight. They also discuss titanium dioxide and how it acts as a facilitator of the colour-changing process. Professor Alon Gorodetsky, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, talks about his research on developing energy-responsive dyes to mimic the features of octopi. Discover the potential applications of these dyes from diagnostics to resource-constrained initiatives, and more. Listen in and discover this remarkable evolutionary adaptation and the incredible ingenuity of cephalopods.

Let's explore the remarkable colour-changing abilities of cephalopods. Joined by Dan Wilson from the Costas Research Institute at Northeastern University, the team dive into the fascinating research behind the development of paints that respond to environmental stimuli, such as sunlight. They also discuss titanium dioxide and how it acts as a facilitator of the colour-changing process. Professor Alon Gorodetsky, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, talks about his research on developing energy-responsive dyes to mimic the features of octopi. Discover the potential applications of these dyes from diagnostics to resource-constrained initiatives, and more. Listen in and discover this remarkable evolutionary adaptation and the incredible ingenuity of cephalopods.

29 min