I spy a fly eye – nanocoating in fly eye has potential, wooden satellites in space: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January 8th

January 7, 2021 |

Who knew flies would be so useful! Apparently the nanocoating found in fruit fly eyes have potential applications in medicine, textiles and electronics thanks to its anti-reflective, anti-microbial and self-cleaning properties. The proteins and lipids can also be tweaked to change the physical characteristics of the coating making it applicable to a wide range of uses.

In today’s Digest, get the details on the fly eye and other Top 8 Innovations of the week like wooden satellites that would incinerate upon re-entry thus reducing space junk, and more.

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