News tagged with lotus

How the lotus got its own administration

Actually the lotus is a very ordinary plant. Nevertheless, during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) a complex bureaucratic structure was built up around this plant. The lotus was part of the Imperial Household, ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Other
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"Intelligent" windows in our future

Windows are a high-tech venture. Empa researcher Matthias Koebel's "Winsmart" project has garnered the attention of EU experts, recently being recognized as the best in its class and receiving about €3.8 ...

dateSep 03, 2012 in Engineering
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Learning from nature

Using lotus leaves and tea tree oil researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are working to prevent infection and improve outcomes for people requiring medical implants, such as hip replacements.

dateJun 26, 2012 in Materials Science
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Repelling the drop on top

It would make life a lot easier if the surfaces of window panes, corrosion coatings or microfluidic systems in medical labs could keep themselves free of water and other liquids. A new simulation program can ...

dateJun 04, 2012 in Engineering
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