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Research Gives Clues for Self-cleaning Materials, Water-striding Robots

May 4, 2009

virtual water droplet Self-cleaning walls, counter tops, fabrics, even micro-robots that can walk on water--all those things and more could be closer to reality thanks to research recently completed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Japan's RIKEN institute. Full Story

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