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Scientists design 'camouflaging skin' inspired by octopus

Scientists design 'camouflaging skin' inspired by octopus

The team's pneumatically-activated material takes a cue from the 3D bumps, or papillae, that cephalopods such as such as octopus and cuttlefish can express in one-fifth of a second for dynamic camouflage, and then retract to swim away.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:28 PM IST

This 24-year-old Chinese man is dubbed as an 'octopus' – Find out why!

Chi Zhoujing suffers from a tumour-causing condition that has left him with a completely disfigured face and no friends.

Jul 14, 2017, 22:32 PM IST
Know why this octopus is being released back into the sea – Watch video!

Know why this octopus is being released back into the sea – Watch video!

The female lesser octopus, who lived at the aquarium for six months, was donated by a local fisherman.

Aug 16, 2016, 15:30 PM IST
Bizarre: Study compares Octopuses with aliens for weird DNA!

Bizarre: Study compares Octopuses with aliens for weird DNA!

This is not the first study to single out octopuses as a rare creature. 

Jun 13, 2016, 21:12 PM IST
Watch video: This Octopus turned out to be a selfie addict!

Watch video: This Octopus turned out to be a selfie addict!

The clip was shot in the Sydney Harbour in Australia. Although, the footage is about a year old, it emerged online very recently.

Jun 09, 2016, 22:46 PM IST
Inky the Octopus escapes aquarium; finds freedom in ocean!

Inky the Octopus escapes aquarium; finds freedom in ocean!

As per The Daily Beast, Inky reportedly slipped out of his tank and crawled his way over to a drain pipe through which he escaped into the ocean.

Apr 14, 2016, 16:53 PM IST
Casper – The friendly ‘ghost-like’ octopod found near Hawaii!

Casper – The friendly ‘ghost-like’ octopod found near Hawaii!

Nicknamed ‘Casper’ after the cartoon ghost, the creature was found by a remotely operated vehicle at a depth of around 2.5 miles (4km) off Necker Island in the Hawaiian Archipelago.

Mar 06, 2016, 05:01 AM IST
'Alien' octopus genome sheds fresh light on evolution

'Alien' octopus genome sheds fresh light on evolution

 In a first, an international team of researchers has sequenced the whole genome of an octopus, revealing unique genomic features that likely played a role in the evolution of traits such as large complex nervous systems and adaptive camouflage.

Aug 13, 2015, 12:05 PM IST
Pink octopus so cute it may be named `adorabilis`

Pink octopus so cute it may be named `adorabilis`

Some say she looks like a ghost from the Pac-Man video game, but she`s anything but spooky. In fact, the fist-sized pink octopus is so cute scientists may call her "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis."

Jun 18, 2015, 08:48 AM IST

Out on a limb: Octopus inspires medical robotics

Scientists in Italy said Thursday they had devised a prototype arm inspired by the octopus that may one day lead to minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

May 14, 2015, 09:19 AM IST

Thanks to the squid, soldiers may now be invisible

Ancient organisms like squids, cephalopods, octopus and cuttlefish could hold the key to making soldiers of the future invisible, US scientists say.

Apr 12, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

Scientists discover deep-sea octopus that broods eggs for over 4 years

Scientists have observed a deep-sea octopus that brood its eggs for four and one half years-longer than any other known animal.

Aug 01, 2014, 14:23 PM IST

Mother octopus nourishes eggs for record breaking 4.5 years

A deep-sea octopus living in the deep waters of Monterey Submarine Canyon in central California has set an example of extreme parenting by protecting her eggs until they hatched 4.5 years later.

Jul 31, 2014, 14:23 PM IST

Why octopuses don`t get tangled up in knots

Even though an octopus` has eight arms which are covered in hundreds of sticky suction cups, they never tie themselves in knots. And a new study reveals why.

May 16, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

IBM signs deal with Polaris FT for social software solutions

Working with IBM, Polaris designed and developed Octopus, an enterprise social platform, which runs on IBM Connections and uses APIs (application programming interfaces) provided in the IBM Social Business Toolkit.

Apr 24, 2014, 14:01 PM IST

Blue blood allows Octopus to survive extreme temperatures

Octopods can survive temperature habitats ranging from as low as -1.8C to more than 30C, due to their ability to keep supplying oxygen to their body tissues.

Jul 05, 2013, 12:25 PM IST

Eli Roth bitten by octopus

Hollywood actor-director Eli Roth was spotted with a bandaged finger after he was bitten by an octopus during a break in Hawaii.

Apr 28, 2013, 13:31 PM IST

When Trisha Krishnan`s dream came true

When southern actress Trisha Krishnan tweeted of a dream come true, she was not referring to the success of her film or the winning of an award; what she spoke of was a swim, with creatures of the sea.

Mar 18, 2013, 13:38 PM IST

Octopus wins food battle against shark

Marine scientists have captured footage of an octopus restraining a tenacious shark so it could make off with all the food for itself.

Oct 03, 2012, 19:59 PM IST

Air hostess dies in accident at amusement park

A 20-year-old air-hostess working for a private airline was Tuesday killed in a freak accident during an adventure ride at an amusement park.

Oct 02, 2012, 20:21 PM IST