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A flexible color-changing film inspired by chameleon skin

Chameleons can famously change their colors to camouflage themselves, communicate and regulate their temperature. Scientists have tried to replicate these colour-changing properties for stealth technologies, anti-counterfeiting measures and electronic displays, but the materials have limitations. Now, researchers have developed a flexible film that changes color in response to stretching, pressure or humidity. They report their […]

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Inspired by Sudoku, U of T researchers create novel protein-folding algorithm for drug discovery

Computational biologists at the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that has the potential to create novel protein molecules as finely tuned therapeutics. The team led by Philip M. Kim, a professor of molecular genetics in U of T’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine and of computer science […]