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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

Cicada wings inspire scientist

Cicada wings inspire scientists to develop waterproof surfaces of the future

Researching the physical and chemical properties of insect wings, a team of scientists from the University of Illinois has managed to reproduce the incredible material properties that help cicada wings repel water and keep bacteria at bay. The novel technique, which uses commercial nail polish, is Read More...