Still Waters Posted March 31 #1 Share Posted March 31 (IP: Staff) · Researchers have developed a new energy-saving paint that repels heat, comes in any color, and should last centuries. It's also the lightest paint created to date. Inspired by butterfly wings, this paint isn't made from pigment. Instead, color is created structurally through the arrangement of nanoparticles. The team is calling it 'plasmonic paint'. Based on their calculations, it would only take 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds) of plasmonic paint to cover a Boeing 747 – you'd need at least 454 kilograms (1,000 pounds) of conventional commercial paint to do the same. That means it could significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gases required for flight. To be clear, this paint has only been created in the lab, so we're a long way away from producing it en masse. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-create-worlds-lightest-paint-just-3-pounds-covers-a-boeing-747 https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adf7207 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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