It seems that in the near future, car owners will not have to go to a car service to change the color of their car. It will be enough to press a special button on the control panel and the car will take on a new color like a chameleon in a few seconds.
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has invented "programmable ink" that can "paint" almost any design on any surface using a projector and ultraviolet light.
By combining blue, magenta and yellow dyes that react to light, scientists have created a special spray called PhotoChromeleon that can be used on almost any surface, including shoes, toys, and phone cases.
The UV projector "programs" the desired color combination on the surface of the object - this process takes 15 to 40 minutes.
The know-how of the MIT researchers has huge potential for reducing waste, since now, for example, it will be possible not to buy several pairs of shoes that match the range of different suits. It is enough to buy one pair of chameleon boots.