It's a situation all too familiar for many people around the world: bundling up in a down jacket on a snowy morning and hacking away at the ice buildup on your windshield for an hour before leaving for work. Fortunately, this chilling experience may soon be a thing of the past. Engineers at the University of Michigan have developed an "icephobic" coating that is the most effective ice repellant yet. This substance can be sprayed onto many surfaces, and the ice will slide off the surface with only the force of gravity or a slight breeze. The engineers claim it is the most durable icephobic material ever produced as well as the lowest ice adhesion material.
Written by Curiosity Staff March 25, 2016
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