Cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality, researchers report

IMAGE: Researchers have demonstrated a new fabrication technique that allows them to replicate the nanostructures found on cicada wings that make them water- and microbe-repellent. view more  Credit: Wayne Boo, U.S. Geological Survey CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A multidisciplinary group that studies the physical and chemical properties of insect wings has demonstrated the ability to reproduce the […]