An award-winning British invention - self-cleaning glass - will fill the NanoHouse's window frames. It works using a 15 nanometre coating of titanium dioxide that promotes a reaction between the Sun's UV rays and dirt. The broken-down grime is washed away by rain. By cutting out detergent, these windows are good for the environment too.
Back in the UK, ramblers and bikers on the Trans Pennine Trail can now see their routes more clearly thanks to the self-cleaning glass that covers map boards along the route.
|Self-cleaning glass in action - in windows, on the trail, and at the nanoscale.|
Image: Pilkington plc