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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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Police can now tell identical twins apart – just melt their DNA

Dr Georgina Meakin (UCL Security & Crime Science) comments on a new technique that can quickly and cheaply pin a DNA sample to a particular twin. Read: New Scientist More...

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Yellowstone earthquakes reveal a volcanic system four times bigger than we thought

Seismologists have discovered a massive magma reservoir beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming, US, that suggests its volcanic system could be more than four times larger than was previously thought, writes Robin Wylie (UCL Earth Sciences) in The Conversation. More...