Cuttlefish Inspired Flat Screens
Researchers at MIT are using biomimicry to create TV screens that use dramatically less energy than existing models. Using the camouflaging techniques deployed by cuttlefish as a model, the MIT group has been able to power these displays with less than 0.01% of the power used by conventional screens.
The researchers stated that cuttlefish change their appearance in a few seconds by secreting special chemicals to alter the spacing between their membranes. This low-energy technique seen in cuttlefish has been mimicked by the researchers to develop low-power displays.