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Penguins shed more materials secrets—feathers inform design of icephobic membranes

By April Gocha / February 26, 2016

Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology at Beihang University (Beijing, China) say that in addition to being superhydrophobic, penguin feathers also owe their ice-shedding abilities to anti-adhesive qualities.

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What works for penguins could work for planes: Secrets of the feather show how to prevent ice formation

By April Gocha / December 21, 2015

New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 10, 2014

Solar reaches 40% efficiency, X-ray diffraction on Mars, carbon nanotubule de-icing systems, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 10, 2014.

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Innovative ice management for aircraft with advanced materials

By Eileen De Guire / September 4, 2012

Ice is managed on aircraft by either preventing it or getting rid of it. One way of removing ice from wings while flying is with rubber de-icing boots. When they are inflated, they rupture the ice, causing it to fall away. German researchers are looking at innovative uses of advanced materials and new approaches to…

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