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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)


New role uncovered for ?oldest? tumour suppressor gene

Teenagers shape each other?s views on how risky a situation is

Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain

UCL in the media

UCL's appearances in the mainstream media

Online debate erupts to ask: is science broken?

A talk at UCL called ?Is science broken? If so, how can we fix it?? has sparked an online debate on how to improve the practice of science. Read: Nature More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Banks undermine chip and PIN security because they see profits rise faster than fraud

The Chip and PIN card payment system has been mandatory in the UK since 2006, but only now is it being slowly introduced in the US. In western Europe more than 96% of card transactions in the last quarter of 2014 used chipped credit or debit cards, compared to just 0.03% in the US, says Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) in The Conversation.