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Cicadas get a jump on cleaning (w/ Video)

As cicadas on the East Coast begin emerging from their 17-year slumber, a spritz of dew drops is all they need to keep their wings fresh and clean. Researchers at Duke University and James Cook University in Australia have ...

dateApr 29, 2013 in General Physics
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A new anti-frost and anti-fog coating for glass

In an advance toward glass that remains clear under the harshest of conditions, scientists are reporting development of a new water-repellant coating that resists both fogging and frosting. Their research on the coating, ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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As seen from space: Mt. Etna boils over

Italy's Mount Etna has turned on again, spewing lava and gas in its first big eruption in 2013. The volcano is one of the most active in the world, and is Europe's tallest active volcano, currently standing about 3,329 m ...

dateFeb 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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That's the way the droplets adhere

Understanding exactly how droplets and bubbles stick to surfaces—everything from dew on blades of grass to the water droplets that form on condensing coils after steam drives a turbine in a power plant—is a "100-year-old ...

dateFeb 19, 2013 in General Physics
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'Air shower' saves 50 percent water

A new shower nozzle that uses up to 50 per cent less water while maintaining the sensation of full pressure could provide Australians with guilt-free showers over the hot, dry summer – simply by adding air.

dateJan 24, 2013 in Engineering
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