Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tropical Plant Inspires Super-Slippery Coating for Medical Use

Chemical engineers have turned to exotic meat-eating plant life for inspiration in creating materials that have potential for use as a coating on medical devices. The pitcher plant – which is carnivorous by trapping and digesting animals in leaves that resemble trumpets or small pitchers – has a highly slippery surface that stops its prey from escaping. This surface can

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