Rose-Like Nano Coating Could Keep Airborne Viruses Out of Planes

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Photo via Shutterstock In another awesome project inspired by nature , scientists developed a new type of nano coating that makes a surface stay wet or keep it completely dry, and it never needs to be cleaned. Researchers at the University of Sydney created this newly discovered material by using raspberry-shaped nanoparticles that mimic the surface structure of a rose. Depending on the arrangement of these bundled particles, the surface can either repel water or soak it up like a sponge, and one of its many applications includes using it in airplanes to keep airborne viruses at bay. Read the rest of Rose-Like Nano Coating Could Keep Airborne Viruses Out of Planes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: airplane , biomimicry , dirt repelant , does not need to be cleaned , fungi , medical technology , Medicine , microscopic , miniature , mold , nanoparticles , News , operation , rain , reduce mold in bathroom , repels water , research , School of Chemistry , science , stain resistant , stainless , surgery , things inspired by nature , University of Sidney , water resistant , waterproof        

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Gorgeous Lily Light Made with Bloomed Willow Shines at Tent London

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British designer Jess Shaw enjoys making imaginative, emotional lighting from all sorts of unusual materials. On past designs she has included goose and cock feathers, wire and rubber, in addition to a suite of other decontextualized materials. Her latest design, Lily Light, is a gorgeous chandelier made from bloomed willow that brings the countryside into any room. Read the rest of Gorgeous Lily Light Made with Bloomed Willow Shines at Tent London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biodegradable light , Botanical , eco-friendly chandelier , green home decor , green lighting , green materials , Jess Shaw , Lily Light , recycling / compost , willow lamp        

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