No Ice Please

De-Iceing Coating

This is pretty neat stuff, the thing that makes it even neater is that it uses the same principal that keeps a gecko lizard stuck to walls. 

Dartmouth College engineering professor Victor Petrenko… has devised a way to use a burst of electricity to remove ice caked on walls or windows. For surfaces coated with a special film, the jolt gets rid of ice in less than a second, far less time than it takes to hack at it with an ice scraper.

Look for this soon on everything from car windows to the wings of airplanes. 

A high-tech way to defrost