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SciA: Self-cleaning Cashmere; Self-cleaning Paint; Glaucoma Test; Urine-powered Lighting

March 5th, 2015

Episode 23 of 118 episodes

A self-cleaning coating for delicate cashmere using solar-power chemistry; Superhydrophobic, self-cleaning surfaces that do not get spoiled by oil; Maths, rather than expensive medical equipment, makes glaucoma testing cheap and easy; Harnessing the power of urine to provide emergency lighting in refugee camps