Scientists create water-repellent material; UK’s flood risk areas identified: today’s news round-up


“The surface could be used for everything from preventing ice from developing on airplane wings to creating self-cleaning toilets, the researchers say.”

Scientists at the University of Rochester, New York, have managed to create a material that completely shuns water, according to Live Science.

“Pressure on fresh water resources may be the main global threat in the next decade, but the world is failing to mitigate the risk and avoid a crisis, according to a survey of leaders from business, government, universities, international organisations and NGOs by non-profit foundation the World Economic Forum (WEF).”

A water crisis is deemed to be the biggest threat facing us in the next decade, reports SciDev.

“The most endangered areas by parliamentary constituency include Boston and Skegness, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Louth and Horncastle, Kingston upon Hull, Brigg and Goole, Sittingbourne and Sheppey on the east coast.”

The most flood-prone areas are revealed across the country, as reported by the Express.


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