Coatings that conceal real objects

 Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University in the US have developed "illusion coatings" that can hide things by making them appear like something else.

Squid skin technology produces vivid colour display

Researchers have created a breakthrough colour display technology that brings the quest to create artificial squid skin - a metamaterial that can 'see' colours and automatically blend into the background - a step closer.

Soon, material that stretches when compressed

Researchers have come up with an avant-garde material that expands every time it is put under pressure.