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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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Concern raised over payment for fast-track peer review

Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) has announced that he has resigned from the editorial advisory panel for the journal Scientific Reports following concerns over a pilot project that allows researchers to pay for faster peer review. Read: Nature, More: Science More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

What ISIS achieves with its images of destruction

Last month, the "press office of the province of Nineveh" released a video that showed Daesh (ISIS) militants destroying statues and other historic objects in Mosul's central museum. Anyone who loves art will find it painful to watch the images of destruction, although the images are tame by the standards of ISIS videos, writes Professor Phiroze Vasunia (UCL Greek & Latin) in NDTV. More...