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January 25th, 2007

Sea-Urchin-Inspired Nanotech Gel May Make Rain Slickers Slicker

Abstract:
Developers of a new gel inspired by sea urchins and Venus flytraps say the material—which straightens silicon columns at the touch of moisture and leaves them limp as it dries—may one day be used to make water-repellant clothes and microscopic plumbing systems.

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