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  • Copper Forest

    Flickr , 11th Jan 2016

    This “forest” of beautiful copper fractals can help to catalyse the conversion of carbon dioxide to fuel.

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  • Non-Toxic Repellent Could Make Your Clothes Water-Proof

    Viral Portal , 23rd Dec 2015

    There’s no doubt that water-repellent is a superb solution to preserve clothes and all sorts of additional items safe and dry however it can also contain harmful chemicals which are not good for us or the environment.

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  • Water resistant nanomaterial mimics lotus leaf

    Engineers Australia , 21st Dec 2015

    They are one of the most hydrophobic (or water repelling) surfaces known and American and European researchers have mimicked their surface structure to create a nanomaterial that might be a simpler and more environmentally-friendly way of protecting surfaces from water.

    Lead researcher Andrew Barron from Rice University in Houston, Texas, said the hydrophobic characteristics of the lotus leaf are due to papillae within the epidermis and epicuticular waxes on top.

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  • Super water-resistant coating inspired by nature [Registered]

    International Sugar Journal , 18th Dec 2015

    The hydrocarbon-based material may be a “green” replacement for costly, hazardous fluorocarbons commonly used for superhydrophobic applications, said the lead researcher Andrew Barron.

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  • A new class of superhydrophobic nanomaterials

    Materials World , 15th Dec 2015

    A new class of superhydrophobic nanomaterials that could simplify the process of protecting surfaces from water for a smaller cost has been developed.

    The material, made by scientists at Rice University, USA, the University of Bristol and Swansea University, UK, and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, is inexpensive, nontoxic and can be applied to a variety of surfaces by spray- or spin-coating.

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