Question Sheet: Fog Buster


Before reading:

  1. What are some objects that can get fogged up? 
  2. What causes glare?

During reading:

  1. Why does fog form on a mirror? 
  2. How is the surface of a lotus leaf different from that of a mirror? 
  3. What is silica? How are Rubner and his team of researchers using it? 
  4. What is a nanosponge? 
  5. What are some problems with Rubner's special coating? 
  6. What is XeroCoat?

After reading:

  1. Why does Rubner's coating work for both glare and fog? 
  2. What does a materials scientist do? See w...

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