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Super-Slippery Coating Inspired by Carnivorous Plant

Design News -- Earlier this year, we told you about a slippery material system developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which can start and stop liquid drops rolling down a vertical surface. The system can be tuned to change the amount of water or oil it repels, depending on its transparency.

Unlike earlier materials that repel water, SLIPS also repels oils, and resists the formation of bacterial biofilms and ice.


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oldmack
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 3:07:35 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 1:48:10 AM

Good article. Thanks for posting it.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 1:44:14 AM

Is it slippery to air?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 2:20:10 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 7:32:01 AM

can't go wrong copying nature.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 6:21:52 AM

Let's hope it gets to market and works
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 5:47:49 AM

one reason why we should try and preserve flora and fauna far more.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 4:25:37 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 2:24:53 AM

Good deal
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:47:24 AM

Sounds pretty cool. I hope that it works like they say. It could change a lot of things.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:47:21 AM

Bridgerunner - "Huh??????? I never saw anyone mentioned on this thread."
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You just need to scroll down almost a full page and you will clearly see all the way to the buckeye state.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:41:08 AM

Nifty.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:40:15 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:38:48 AM

That just might make your Auto paint job last many years longer, Among numerous other benefits.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:38:45 AM

Good news, better living thru chemistry and engineering.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:38:04 AM


Okay, will it help a new budget slip through Congress?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:37:37 AM

Will it work??
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:37:22 AM

Interesting... School is still out on this one..
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God made the plants each and every one.
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"...There is a sad tragedy ongoing in these threads when a story of possible benefit to many is hijacked by those few that have a neurotic fixation on President Obama and others or other things...."
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Huh??????? I never saw anyone mentioned on this thread.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:35:44 AM

Must be useful. I'm sure the government wouldn't spend money foolishly.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:32:33 AM

Sounds like it can do anything ... especially collect grant money for more research!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:31:53 AM

old news already...
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:31:47 AM

yawn
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:31:40 AM

interesting...
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Mmmmmmm.
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ok..
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:26:19 AM


- Very Interesting . . . .




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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:24:39 AM

Really???
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yes
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:24:05 AM

There is a sad tragedy ongoing in these threads when a story of possible benefit to many is hijacked by those few that have a neurotic fixation on President Obama and others or other things.
Hopefully it remains only as rhetoric within these threads and never manifests itself into any other kind of negative action. Note, those negative comments being spewed, speaks volumes; more towards those that issue them, then others you mock!
Maybe the day will come when you realize that being more positive may bring more happiness.
What a joke!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:23:29 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:22:22 AM

Sounds like something that will work.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:20:22 AM

Very interesting news!
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:20:07 AM

And yet more old news
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:19:54 AM

Very interesting. Thanks for post.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:19:37 AM

interesting, but whats the point - better gas milage cause your car is slippery and how much is this going to cost
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:19:22 AM


     interesting
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:19:16 AM

sounds cool but sounds expensive.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:16:55 AM

And this has what to do with the price of gasoline?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:16:34 AM

Will it help me put the nozzle in my tank?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:15:06 AM

Interesting. I'm not sure I understand the implications though.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:15:02 AM

So am I going to get more mpg if I coat my Fit with this stuff.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:14:53 AM

Must be related to the Obamama's...

[Edited by: Bigwaynef at 10/7/2013 12:15:17 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:14:12 AM

O.K.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:12:37 AM

Will this lower gas prices?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:11:19 AM

ok
use for what ?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:11:02 AM

What does this have to do with what I pay at the pump?
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Does it go into gas?
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 12:09:56 AM

Drips.
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ok...
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