Rhampholeon spinosus, a lumpy-nosed chameleon that can fit on the tip of your thumb, doesn’t exactly inspire awe at first sight. But don’t let its size fool you: in one respect, this little lizard is among the most powerful machines on Earth. It’s got a tongue that moves like a supercar.
A new chameleon-inspired “e-skin” that changes color the longer and harder you press on it could help engineers design wearables, prosthetics, and robots that are better at sensing pressure and temperature—just like human skin can.
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The panther chameleon changes color to display itself. When scientists did a genetic work up on it, they found out that behind its display it was hiding 10 extra species. Check out a flow chart that can give you a hint as to which panther chameleon you’re looking at.
Meet Brookesia micra, the newly discovered world's smallest chameleon. This wee creature was discovered on an island off of Northern Madagascar, where a biological expedition found these tiny beasts snoozing in vegetation a mere four inches off the ground. Juvenile specimens of Brookesia micra are the size of a match…
While it won't cast enough light to read by, Huey the chameleon lamp would make a great night-light. Like a true chameleon, he adapts to his environment and glows in the same color as whatever's underneath him.
Though most people believe chameleons use their color-changing abilities for camouflage, a new study released today proves this is incorrect. In fact, chameleons evolved the ability to transform skin color quickly to send messages to other chameleons. In a careful analysis of how and when chameleons change color, a…