Plant inspires repellant fabric coating

June 16th, 2015

Harvard University researchers say they have modified cotton and polyester fabrics with a coating that repels almost any type of substance. Inspired by the carnivorous Pitcher plant, which uses a mixture of fluids and a mechanical trap to ensnare insects, SLIPS Technologies, also based in Cambridge, Mass., developed its Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces, which launched […]

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