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Blaze Bioscience
These guys are marketing a tumor fluorescent dye marker that homes in on cancer cells. So a dark operating room will show glowing cancers, reducing the amount of excess healthy tissue to be removed.
health  medicine  cancer  tumor  paint  fluorescent  dye  marker  biomarker  visualization 
march 2018 by asteroza
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New boat hull antifouling paint using ceramic nanoparticles to make a surface so smooth that barnacles can bare stick, and even if they do you can wipe them off with a sponge
marine  antifouling  paint  polythiourethane  ceramic  particle  nanoparticle  materials  science  research  technology  germany  EU 
december 2017 by asteroza
PHAZE - colour changing paint - Purple Haze to Pinkest Pink – Culture Hustle
PHAZE is a colour changing acrylic paint set by Stuart Semple. This coating enables almost any object to be coated in a durable, ultra matte finish that changes
liquid  crystal  thermal  reactive  paint  art 
august 2017 by asteroza
High-performance shape-engineerable thermoelectric painting : Nature Communicati...
Paintable TE is nice for complex shapes and secondary surface treatment is neat, but the ZT still sucks (how much room for improvement?)
materials  science  research  technology  thermoelectric  power  generator  paint  surface  treatment  Delicious 
november 2016 by asteroza
Passive radiative cooling below ambient air temperature under direct sunlight : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
Interesting mixed material which re-emits heat at atmospheric IR transparency windows, effectively becoming a passive cooler. So an external radiator on earth covered with this paint can get pretty cool.
photonic  radiative  cooling  solar  radiator  mirror  selective  thermal  emitter  materials  science  research  technology  passive  hafnium  silicon  dioxide  tuned  cooler  nanoparticle  layer  IR  infrared  transparency  window  atmospheric  green  paint  surface  treatment  Delicious 
december 2014 by asteroza
PRO-TEQ: spray applied elastomeric polyurethane - polyurea coatings
Somebody decided putting glow-in-the-dark materials inside that rubberized road coating for footpaths was a good idea, and it might be if it lasts.
elastometric  surface  treatment  polyurethane  paint  road  glowing  UV  Delicious 
october 2013 by asteroza
Bioinspired Surfaces with Dynamic Topography for Active Control of Biofouling - Shivapooja - 2013 - Advanced Materials - Wiley Online Library
Work on making a paint that can wrinkle on demand via electrical stimulus, throwing off the beginning biofilm layer on a ships hull to prevent the later establishment of barnacles and other fouling marine life.
dynamic  coating  marine  technology  surface  biofouling  ship  paint  elastomer  transportation  hull  deformation  research  biomimicry  science  wrinkle  topography  pattern  materials  antifouling  active  Delicious 
february 2013 by asteroza
Keeping ship hulls free of marine organisms - Research News December 2012 - Topic 3
Interesting antifouling setup using variable low power current electrolysis of seawater via conductive hull paint to create changing local pH values, which annoys biofouling marine organisms enough to keep them from attaching themselves. Really useful for fiberglass yachts potentially, which frequently feature solar panels, though how that will change the corrosion aspects of other metal parts like propellers will be an issue.
balance  pH  coating  surface  technology  boat  yacht  ship  marine  paint  hull  nanoparticle  nanocomposite  conductive  biofouling  antifouling  electrochemical  Fraunhofer  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
Spray On Kit
Apparently this is the real deal, a nanoparticle/nanocapacitor suspension paint. A spray on paint kit to create either a conformal antenna or to enhance an existing antenna. They painted a tree and were able to send VHF signals 14 miles. Boosting existing antennas is anywhere from 10% to 40% (40% was 20dBm for an iPhone 3 test). The videos also talk about potential uses in other EMF applications, such as (?AC) electric motor windings.
surface  aftermarket  spray  coating  antenna  booster  paint  conformal  military  communications  technology  iPhone  kit  nanoparticle  particle  suspension  colloid  capacitor  nanocapacitor  materials  science  research  nanotechnology  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza

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