Photonic Crystals : The Secret to Colour-changing Chameleon"We discovered that the animal changes its colors via the active tuning of a lattice of nanocrystals," the study's co-authors, physicist Dr. Jérémie Teyssier and biologist Dr. Suzanne Saenko, said in a written statement."When the chameleon is calm, the latter are organized into a dense network and reflect the blue wavelengths. In contrast, when excited, it loosens its lattice of nanocrystals, which allows the reflection of other colors, such as yellows or reds."From : +The Huffington Post http://goo.gl/AjpcgXFurther reading :
Nature Article http://goo.gl/8rwyQm
Now that we know how chameleons change colour, let's sing !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw
Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma, chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams:
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green. #scienceeveryday #chameleon