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New tough, flexible spray-on plastic coating stands up to the elements

By Stephanie Liverani / September 9, 2016

Scientists at the Australian National University developed a new spray-on, plastic-based coating that could be used to waterproof cell phones, prevent ice formation on airplanes, and protect boat hulls against corrosion.

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Video: Small and soft (but mighty) self-propelling motors aid in pollution cleanup

By Stephanie Liverani / May 4, 2016

Researchers at the Research Institute of Materials Science, South China University of Technology (Guangdong, China) are developing a different kind of motor—one that’s not fossil fuel-reliant and can actually help clean up pollution, not contribute to it.

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