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September 10, 2018 | Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news.mit.edu, 29 June 2018, David L. Chandler
Let It Rain! New Coatings Make Natural Fabrics Waterproof
MIT-developed process could offer nontoxic alternative to environmentally harmful chemicals. Fabrics that resist water are essential for everything from rainwear to military tents...
Grease is the Word: EcoFriendly Sailor-Safe Lubrication for Sea Systems
Figure 1: An Actuated Part Subjected to Extreme Seawater Environments, Requiring High-Performance Lubricants That Are Also Sailor-Safe (Source: © mrivserg-stock.adobe.com)...
September 11, 2017 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 07 July 2017, Megan Scudellari
This Circuit Board Will Self-Destruct in 5, 4, 3…
Under the cover of night, enemy agents capture an elite solider unit. The agents hold down the commander and cut through the skin of his upper arm, pulling out a slim, transparent...
Survivability and Vulnerability
August 28, 2017 | Source: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, news.illinois.edu, 2 Aug 2017, Lois Yoksoulian
Cicada Wings May Inspire New Surface Technologies
Researchers are looking to insects – specifically cicadas – for insight into the design of artificial surfaces with de-icing, self-cleaning and anti-fogging abilities. Their wings...
August 28, 2017 | Source: Swansea University, swansea.ac.uk, 7 June 2017, Janis Pickwick
'Green' Project Could Replace More Expensive and Hazardous Materials Used for Waterproofing and Antifouling/fogging
New materials have been developed by scientists in the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University which are nontoxic, economical and show promise to replace...
June 5, 2017 | Source: University of Michigan, ns.umich.edu, 4 Apr 2017, Gabe Cherry
A Self-Healing, Water-Repellent Coating That's Ultra Durable
A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts. It could enable waterproofing of...
April 24, 2017 | Source: Plastics Today, plasticstoday.com, 28 February 2017
New Injection-Grade Additive Produces Highly Repellent Plastics
An injection-grade additive that makes plastic surfaces highly repellent to water, dirt, mud and ice was introduced today by NBD Nanotechnologies (Boston, MA). The additive is the...