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Scraping Ice From Windshields May Become Obsolete

Scientists at the University of Michigan say they may have found the solution to one of the most hated winter-time chores – scraping ice from car windshields. Not only that. De-icing of airplanes’ wings and fuselage may become the thing of the past. Taking a different approach in the quest for an efficient and durable ice repellent, researchers discovered that it is much harder for ice crystals to stick to a rubbery coating than to a rigid surface such as a car windshield. Due to a...

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