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Water Bugs Inspire Oil-Repellent Coating

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bob from maine
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Yes, but. . .
bob from maine   7/31/2012 10:16:07 AM
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Interesting possibilities. I am somewhat confused by the photo's and description though. Doesn't oil usually float on top of water?

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notarboca   7/31/2012 10:03:22 AM
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Lots of usage for this discovery, oil clean ups, polluted waterways, etc.  I am most interested in the application on the hulls of ships.  An unfouled hull generates cost savings over one that sports marine growth; overall maintenance is less as well.

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Bugs are quite the inspiration
Beth Stackpole   7/31/2012 8:18:10 AM
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This is very cool and could have some real potential helping with clean ups from oil spills as you mention. How close are they to commercializing and I'm somewhat confused: Is this the beginnings of a robotic device or a coating? Either way, I bet they'll be some real interest.

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