Ice-proof rubbery coating for windshields, planes and power lines

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    Ice buildup on your car’s windshield can be an annoying problem, but the problem of ice buildup becomes deadly when it happens on the wings of an airplane.
    To combat this problem, researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a new ice-repellant coating that facilitates the removal of ice with just the force of gravity or a stiff breeze.
    According to a press release, the new coating is cheap, durable, see-though, and rubbery to the touch. The team behind its development said the coating could be used to prevent ice buildup on everything from car windshields, to power lines, to freezer defrosting systems.

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1113413065/ice-repellant-coating-031116/

    Paper: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/3/e1501496
     

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