Friday, April 25, 2014
NATURE-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY: NISSAN'S SELF-CLEANING CAR
This is a classic example of nature-inspired technology, in this case, the water repellant property of the lotus leaf!
The lotus, which is revered because of its exceptional purity, grows in muddy water, but its leaves, when they emerge, stand above the water and are seemingly never dirty.
This phenomenon is due to their super-hydrophobic surfaces.