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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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Extreme caution suggested: Superhydrophobic surfaces may have weak icephobic properties

By / January 20, 2011

A recent paper from GE Global Research and MIT mechanical engineering researchers casts doubt on the effectiveness of superhydrophobic surfaces ability to block ice formation on aircraft, wind turbines, communications towers and other applications where frost frequently appears. The authors of the paper, which is published in Applied Physics Letters, note that tests done during…

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