Thursday, February 25, 2016

What makes penguin feathers ice-proof

Humboldt penguins live in places that dip below freezing in the winter, and despite getting wet, their feathers stay sleek and free of ice. Scientists have now figured out what could make that possible. They report that the key is in the microstructure of penguins' feathers. Based on their findings, the scientists replicated the architecture in a nanofiber membrane that could be developed into an ice-proof material.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/20Y9Vmd
via IFTTT

No comments:

Post a Comment