This coating for surfaces could prevent food poisoning

A new titanium dioxide coating "can add an additional layer of prevention to help stop the spread of foodborne contamination."

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: bacteria salmonella e-coli science-and-technology health-and-medicine coatings food-poisoning

99% of ‘forever chemicals’ can’t survive surprising catalyst

Forever chemicals may have met their match in a new, surprising catalyst. "This wasn't supposed to work, and it did."

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: pollution light health-and-medicine coatings catalysts

Volcanic glass spray can kill mosquitoes

A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.

Mick Kulikowski-NC State • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: insects pesticides malaria glass science-and-technology health-and-medicine mosquitoes coatings

Coating made from eggs protects fresh produce

A coating made from eggs that would otherwise be headed to landfills can keep produce fresher for longer. It's also edible or easily washed off.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability food eggs fruit vegetables science-and-technology coatings

Textile coating could make PPE last and last

A textile coating that repels blood and saliva can also prevent viruses from sticking to surfaces. The advance could one day lead to reusable PPE.

Maggie Pavlick-Pittsburgh • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses science-and-technology health-and-medicine coatings

‘Continuously active’ antiviral coating doesn’t quit

Continuously active disinfectants could be a new, longer-lasting weapon in the fight against viruses like the novel coronavirus.

Rose Brandt-Arizona • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: bacteria microbes viruses health-and-medicine coatings

Method paints 3D-printed stuff’s nooks and crannies

3D-printed stuff can be complex and have lots of hard-to-reach surfaces. But that's no problem for a new method for painting 3D-printed objects.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: 3d-printing science-and-technology coatings paint

Coating stops cross-contamination on fruits and veggies

Bacteria on produce can spread and lead to cross-contamination on other fruit and veggies. A new coating could stop that from happening.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: bacteria food fruit vegetables science-and-technology coatings biofilms

How butterfly wings get blacker than black

Researchers have finally solved the mystery of ultra-black butterflies, which have wings that rival the blackest coatings humans can make.

Duke University • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: insects light colors butterflies biomimicry science-and-technology coatings

How butterfly wings get blacker than black

Researchers have finally solved the mystery of ultra-black butterflies, which have wings that rival the blackest coatings humans can make.

Duke University • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: insects light colors butterflies biomimicry science-and-technology coatings

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