Posted by: shrikantmantri | September 28, 2009

Lotus-plant-inspired dust-busting shield to protect space gear

via h+ Magazine: News Feed by admin on 9/23/09


The lotus plant. Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons / Liangjinjian

Bill Steigerwald

A NASA team is developing a transparent coating that mimics the self-cleaning properties of the lotus plant to prevent dirt from sticking to the surfaces of spaceflight gear and bacteria from growing inside astronaut living quarters.

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