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Novel Materials Shake Ship Scum


January 31, 2013

image of a boat with scum on the side Just as horses shake off pesky flies by twitching their skin, ships may soon be able to shed the unwanted accumulation of bacteria and other marine growth with the flick of a switch. Full Story

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