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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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Fat diabetics ‘outlive thinner ones’

Dr Nicholas Finer (UCL Cardiovascular Science) says that the benefits of losing weight still substantially outstrips any protective effect that being overweight might have against diabetes. Read: Times (£) More...

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Ageing, health, and social care: reframing the discussion

The current age structure of the UK population is radically different from that at inception of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, and health inequalities are widening fastest in people aged 65 years and older, writes Dr Daniel Davis (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing) in The Lancet (£).