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Squid skin inspires research on next-generation space blanket

Next-generation space blankets could be made of a thermoregulatory material inspired by the functioning of squid skin, which changes color.


In the 1960s, NASA developed a highly efficient material alloy to deflect infra-red radiation and thus regulate temperature. It is composed of a layer of plastic covered with a thin layer of metal, such as aluminum. It is now used in various fields. It is found in partic...

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