Nano coating is applied over a variety of every day objects like sunglasses, laptop screens and to repel water off items. Scientists and engineers at the University of Michigan are researching nano coating to be applied in solar panels and laptop displays.
Quantum dots are nano sized crystals. They are used in display screens because they are able to emit lights of different colors. Researchers are looking to use these dots to create a new type of solar cell.
The peacock mantis shrimp intrigued researchers at UC Riverside when studying the shrimp's claws. They're shells are hard and durable. Scientists are looking towards the shrimp's shell to develop a new synthetic material.