Thank You Moths! New Nanocoating Can Reduce Glare And Scratching

Moths are some of the most versatile animals in the world, in fact you can take a black moth and place it in white birch tree fields and their offspring will evolve very quickly to match the white color of the trees. If that isn’t cool enough for you, new nanocoating based off Moth principles could produce displays that are glare proof and scratch resistant.

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg, Germany have discovered a nanocoating technology that is placed over the top of glass items, removing glare. This technology can be placed over Smartphone screens or on the dashboard of our cars to reduce glare.

When applied to touchscreen devices the possibility of scratching the device is greatly reduced, possibly more so than the oleophobic coating found on devices such as the iPhone.

So how are moth’s related to this new technology? There eyes are non-reflective, which gave researchers the backing information they needed. [Gizmag]