A Week in Review: 7/27/14 – 8/2/14

July 29, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces
A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety of useful properties — including controllable mechanical stiffness and strength, or the ability to repel water in a certain direction.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/new-way-to-make-microstructured-surfaces-0729