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Bacteria Could Grow Futuristic 'Self-Healing' Materials

Bacteria Could Grow Futuristic 'Self-Healing' Materials | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Living materials produced by bacteria could lead to interactive structures programmed to self-assemble into specific patterns, such as those used on solar cells and diagnostic sensors, and even self-healing materials that could sense damage and repair it.
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A Material Based on Sharkskin Stops Bacterial Breakouts

A Material Based on Sharkskin Stops Bacterial Breakouts | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

A whale’s skin is easily glommed up with barnacles, algae, bacteria and other sea creatures, but sharks stay squeaky-clean. Although these parasites can pile onto a shark’s rippled skin too, they can’t take hold and thus simply wash away. Now scientists have printed that pattern on an adhesive film that will repel bacteria pathogens from hospitals and public restrooms.

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