Dragonflies, one of Nature’s most successful predators, are the main inspiration behind the next generation of antimicrobial surfaces. The surface of these beautiful insects’ wings consists of nanostructures that are capable of killing a range of bacteria, including S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and E. coli by their mere geometry. Thus, they earned the name “mechano-bactericidal” surfaces.
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Students will continue to live, work and study in a digital economy – They must be prepared with the tools they need to succeed,” says Ruth Watkins, president of the University of Utah.
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