Patterns found on the shells of Namib dessert beetles can prevent frost from forming on car windshields, Virginia Polytechnic Institute scientists have found. They copied the shell patterns and put them on a silicon wafer in a process called photolithography. Water droplets will not join together on the material so it slows or even halts the process of frost formation.

 

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Namib Dessert Beetle Can Stop Airplane Frosting, Here’s How

Scientists learnt an important lesson from a dessert beetle, that they can prevent frosting on the coils, airplanes and windshields. Virginia Polytechnic Institute researchers discovered an intriguing method to control frosting, as per a study …

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