Nano-coated mesh could help clean up oil spills, cheaply

April 15, 2015 2:44 PM

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"We’ve studied so many natural surfaces, from leaves to butterfly wings and shark skin, to understand how nature solves certain problems," researcher Bharat Bhushan said.

Designing steel mesh doesn't sound all that impressive, but this isn't an ordinary sheet of metal with holes in it. This mesh can separate water and oil.

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