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What do chameleons have to do with nanotechnology? These color-changing lizards are some of nature’s wackiest animals, all because they’re masters of pigment and light. This week on Reactions, learn all about the chemistry of chameleon color.

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Credits:
Producer: Kirk Zamieroski
Writer: Kirk Zamieroski
Scientific Consultants: Christopher Raxworthy, Ph.D. and Russel A. Ligon, Ph. D.
Executive Producer: George Zaidan
Fact Checker: Alison Le, Kyle Nackers
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Sources:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdQvtP8EKrM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjoN6o-5oJU

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