Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Self-Cleaning Contact Lenses Maybe in the Future

“Scientists have developed a new adaptive material that can make liquid droplets of oil and water deposited on it defy gravity or let them slide off,” reports Business Insider. “The tunable composite of four layers — smooth, clear and flat in its resting state — can also change from transparent to opaque when stretched. Engineers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute who came up with the material say it opens up the possibility of self-adjusting pipelines that can change to optimize the rate that liquids flow through them, contact lenses that clean themselves and water-repellent transparent tents that can darken to block sunlight on bright days.” Read more.

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