camouflage

Columbia Designed This Camo To Make Anglers Invisible To Fish

Hunters wear camouflage clothing from head to toe to blend in with their surroundings and sneak up on their prey. But fisherman never do, so Columbia has designed colour-changing shirt with what it’s calling a ‘Solar Camo’ pattern that only appears in the warmth of sunlight, helping anglers avoid being spotted and scaring the fish they’re after.


MIT Develops Camouflage Generator That Can Hide Almost Anything

When you hear the word camouflage, images of fake foliage, random brown blobs, or maybe even the US military’s failed pixelated fatigues come to mind. But researchers at MIT have developed a new algorithm that generates camouflage patterns that let an object blend into any surrounding, not just a jungle or the desert.


Watch This Octopus Instantly Change Colour To Blend In With A Fishing Boat

It’s not news that an octopus, the alien super-villain of the big bad ocean, can change colours to camouflage itself, but just watch as this octopus tries to blend in with a boat in seconds. The transformation from orange to white is so fast it’s unbelievable.


Researchers Invent A Camouflage Material That Changes Like A Chameleon

Mother Nature has already mastered the art of camouflage, so it only makes sense that we steal her ideas when it comes to the art of hiding. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a remarkable new material “inspired” by chameleons, which can change shape and colour under different lighting conditions.


A Compact Toolbox That Camouflages Itself As A Book On Your Shelf

Hunting down your toolbox and finding the right tool for a quick fix is never really ‘quick’ enough. And it usually leads to an ever-growing to-do list of things to fix around the house. Here’s a better solution: Strelka’s ToolBook lets you hide a basic set of screwdrivers and Allen keys on a bookshelf, so they’re always easily accessible.


Can You Find The Leopard Hiding In This Picture?

It’s there, I promise you. But if you were just walking around or if you were this leopard’s prey, by the time you see it, it would be too late. The photo was taken by excellent photographer Art Wolfe.


Can You Find The Sniper Hiding With Camouflage In This Picture?

No? It’s ok, I couldn’t find him either. I tried really hard too but I’d just be a walking dead person by now if I stumbled across this field in real life because the sniper that’s hiding would have no problem mowing me down. He’s super close. No, not there. There.


Subtle Snowy Camo Pattern Helps Skiers Hide Bumpy Moguls Runs

We’ve already seen (or haven’t) the nearly invisible waterproof zippers that Columbia introduced on its sportswear designed for various Olympians competing at Sochi. But the uniforms designed specifically for the US moguls ski team have another hard-to-spot feature that could give them a small advantage in competition.


The History Of Invisibility And The Future Of Camouflage

In 2004, the US Army made a colossal mistake. It introduced a new digital camouflage called the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), a single pattern designed to work across all environments. Only a few months later, however, as the war in Iraq was intensifying by the day, every soldier on the ground knew the truth: by trying to work in every situation, UCP worked in none of them.


How London Was Redesigned To Survive Wartime Blackouts

One of the more interesting aspects of urban life during the bombing raids of World War II was the clever and strategic re-designing of the London streetscape so that residents could live in a state of blackout.