To make ships and submarines slippier, the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring the development of an “omniphobic” coating that not only repels water, but many other substances, like oil, alcohol, and even peanut butter. Anish Tuteja, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, has created a clear, durable chemical coating for ONR that is designed to reduce hull friction, making ships more energy efficient and stealthier.
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