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.
UCL in the media
UCL's appearances in the mainstream media
Commenting on the Nepal earthquake, Dr Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) says: “The earthquake is the nightmare scenario which we have long discussed and wondered if we could make major improvements before a catastrophe occurred”. Read: Guardian More...
Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media
Laissez-faire is part of “the air we still breathe”, wrote John Maynard
Keynes in 1926. “We do not dance even yet to a new tune.” Conservative
individualism of 18th-century luminaries such as David Hume,
conveniently underpinned by the supposed free market economics of Adam
Smith, led to the view that enlightened self-interest operates in the
public interest. Hence, leave things to the market, writes Professor
Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) in The Lancet.