Anti-biofouling tech inspired by bug-eating plant
17Jan

The pitcher plant – if you're an insect, watch out for its slippery rim

If ships’ hulls are covered in barnacles and other marine organisms, then those ships have to work harder, burn more fuel, and create more CO2 emissions in order to move through the water. While there are anti-biofouling paints that kill such organisms, they can also harm other marine life. That’s why scientists from Australia’s University of Sydney Nano Institute have created a plant-inspired coating that keeps the critters from getting a foothold.

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