'Fly-eyes' could reduce glass fogging

An anti-fog coating modelled on the nano-structure of a fly eye could one day be used on windows for cars, planes and buildings, say researchers.

The coating could also protect electricity or telecommunication networks from freezing, suggests new research published in the journal Small.Professor Shi Xue Dou and team at the University of Wollongong's Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, together with colleagues from China have now been inspired by the eye of the common green bottle fly (Lucilia sercata) to make a new anti-fogging material.Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/05/27/4001730.htm An anti-fog coating modelled on the nano-structure of a fly eye could one day be used on windows for cars, planes and buildings, say researchers.  

The coating could also protect electricity or telecommunication networks from freezing, suggests new research published in the journal Small.

Professor Shi Xue Dou and team at the University of Wollongong's Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, together with colleagues from China have now been inspired by the eye of the common green bottle fly (Lucilia sercata) to make a new anti-fogging material.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/05/27/4001730.htm

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