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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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Research network aims to bring East Asia closer to UK

In a keynote speech unveiling the East Asian Research Collaborations Network, Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) said “East Asia is on the margins in the UK, despite its overwhelming importance at the world level”. Read: THE More...

UCL Opinion

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Why crime is falling – and it’s nothing to do with the slow death of capitalism

Economic statistics are the bane of forecasters’ lives. Cynics might say that this is because the data reveal how bad their predictions are. But a big practical problem is that initial estimates of the state of the economy can be revised substantially, writes Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) in City AM. More...