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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)


Mummified bodies from 18th century Europe found to have multiple tuberculosis infections

Emotional problems in schoolgirls rose dramatically over past 5 years

Men donate competitively on women?s fundraising webpages

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Spotlight on cancer research

Professor Nicholas Luscombe (UCL Genetics Institute) says computer scientists working in genomics need at least a basic understanding of biology. Read: Nature More...

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Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Manifesto Check: Lib Dems lack vision on early years and primary education

There is at least one societal aim that has universal agreement: the idea that education should be of the highest quality, and that children and young people should learn and develop well. This is addressed in the Liberal Democrats? manifesto pledges to improve early years education and teaching. What few details the Lib Dems give of their plans for early years and primary education are broadly to be welcomed, writes Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education) in The Conversation.