In the March issue of Materials World, we write about nanotube-covered titanium that could be used as blood-repellent medical implants. This can be used as clot-resistant surgical implants, described by Dr Arun Kota as ‘the Holy Grail of the medical device industry.’

I’m reminded of a previous demonstration of tuneable superomniphobic surfaces from Kota back in 2014. Again working with titanium, the coating is able to trap certain low surface tension liquids on a variable scale. Also, it looks kinda cool.


Mani’s ability to take you into various zones of time is one of his greatest qualities and is rare even in great film-makers. He devoted several years of his life to the study of dhrupad. The slow-moving alaap that opens a dhrupad has something primeval about it. At the end of his film on dhrupad Mani moved his camera over the cityscape of Bombay at 120 frames per second, slowing time down to one-fifths of its normal flow. As the camera glides over the city, in a never before seen slow speed and gradually goes out of focus, it takes the viewer into an experience that is near mystical. It is an experience of a universe that is gradually dissolving before your eyes to return to a state that is nirgun and nirakar, without attributes and without shape.

Arun Khopkar, “A Partial View: Il Miglior Fabbro; A tribute to Mani Kaul, the film-maker, who died on 6 July” (Economic & Political Weekly / August 27, 2011)


“A strong bond between your mount and yourself is important. You will form a team, that cannot be stopped.”

- Nyon

Nyon - TERA