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Understanding self cleaning abilities of gecko’s foot hair

By Damir Beciri
21 June 2012

geckoWe already published several articles about gecko biomimicry, whose feet and their adhesive properties inspired researchers to develop similar surfaces, as well as a mass production technique to create the surface. Although it addresses the same subject, this article describes recently published results from University of Akron (UA) where researchers examined self-cleaning and reusability of… »

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Nature inspires a new multifunctional glass surface

By Damir Beciri
28 April 2012

mit-multifunctional-glass-1Inspired by nature, where textured surfaces ranging from lotus leaves to desert-beetle carapaces and moth eyes have developed in ways that often fulfill multiple purposes at once, a group of researchers from MIT developed a glass that is self-cleaning, virtually eliminates reflections, and resists fogging and glare. These features could lower the maintenance expenses for… »


Eucalyptus leaf wax coating could be used for self-cleaning surfaces

By Damir Beciri
One Comment1 November 2011

eucaliptus-color-dropsEucalyptus macocarpa, which is also known as The Rose of the West or Mottlecah, is a mallee Eucalyptus that is native to the south-west of Western Australia and noted for its large, spectacular flowers. Murdoch University researchers have discovered that it has unique self-cleaning and water-repellent properties which could be used in new nanotechnology applications…. »


Self-cleaning equipment in food industry enables food without preservatives

By Damir Beciri
One Comment18 October 2011

parts2clean-eclairSitting in a cozy sidewalk cafe, watching passersby and enjoying a chocolate-cream éclair – for many of us, this is a portrait of a relaxation, but the bakers who make the éclairs out of pastry dough inside our favorite home made bakery have to use a special machine that they operate by hand. Researchers have… »