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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Inspired By Nature, Italian Scientists Invent 'Self-Cleaning' Metal

‘The wings of some beetles in the Sahara desert are shaped by evolution to be antibacterial,’ Professor Romoli told The Times.

‘They have nano-tubules and nanoedges that break the exterior cellular membrane of the bacteria.

‘The changes you can see on the wings of butterflies are also achieved through nano-patterns that exchange heat by convection.

‘Recently this type of architecture was applied to microprocessors to increase the heat exchange.’

A number of non-stick pans made out of Teflon already exist on the market, but once the pan is scratched, it usually needs to be replaced.