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June 26th, 2006

Nanostructured surface mimics Namib desert beetle

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, have copied the structure of a beetle's wings to make surfaces with hydrophilic/superhydrophobic patterning. The artificial surfaces could have applications in water harvesting, controlled drug release, open-air microchannel devices and labs-on-a-chip.


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