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New paint makes tough self-cleaning surfaces

New paint makes tough self cleaning surfaces

A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. The coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper.

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Video: Robust super hydrophobic and self-cleaning coatings (Credit: UCL MAPS)

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Crossing your fingers might reduce pain

Research by Dr Elisa Ferrè, Angela Marotta and Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has found that crossing your fingers can confuse the way the brain processes feelings of hot, cold and pain. Read: Guardian, More: Telegraph, Metro, UCL News More...

UCL Opinion

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Angelina Jolie Pitt’s surgery is just one option for women at risk of cancer

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed in the New York Times that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent ovarian cancer. Two years ago she underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction after she was found to carry a mutation, or alteration, on the BRCA1 gene. This was inherited from her mother, who developed ovarian cancer aged 49, says Dr Lucy Side (UCL Women's Cancer) in The Conversation. More...