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New Coating Boots Out Biofilms For Good
2012-07-30 16:23:35

Slippery technology shown to prevent more than 99 percent of harmful bacterial slime from forming on surfaces

Smart Materials Getting SMARTer
2012-07-11 17:36:59

Self-powered, homeostatic nanomaterials that actively self-regulate in response to environmental change

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2012-06-13 08:02:48

A team of Harvard researchers has developed a superior method for keeping metal surfaces free of ice and frost.

Super-Slippery Material Could Make Ketchup Slide Out More Easily
2011-11-14 11:52:04

Scientists have developed one of the most slippery materials ever made after copying the leaves from a carnivorous plant.

Image 1 - Researchers Take Advice From A Carnivorous Plant
2011-09-22 03:45:05

Bio-inspired coating resists liquids and could lead to a broad range of advances in fuel transport, anti-bacterial surfaces and more.

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2011-01-08 11:24:23

A surprising discovery about biofilm may provide a new direction in antimicrobial research and bio-inspired liquid-repellent surfaces.

2010-11-15 12:29:17

Engineers from Harvard University have designed and demonstrated ice-free nanostructured materials that literally repel water droplets before they even have the chance to freeze.

2009-12-23 08:14:10

Some of the most common minerals in biology, including those in bones and shells, have a mysterious structure: Their crystals are positioned in the same orientation, making them behave as one giant crystal, even though they do not look like a faceted crystal.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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