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September 21, 2020

Optical image of a mosquito

Discoveries about the nanostructure of insects, such as the eye of a mosquito, could help researchers engineer enhanced water-repellent coatings.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CMMI 1351462.]

Learn more in the PennState news story Enhanced water repellent surfaces discovered in nature. (Date image taken: April 24, 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 22, 2020)

Credit: Lin Wang, Penn State University

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