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- ... that aerospace engineer Kavya Manyapu developed self-cleaning fabric for a space suit? source
- Reviewed: Totentanz (Distler)
- New enough and long enough. Well cited, no other policy issues suspected. Concerning the hook, since the fabric repels-dust, I think it is an over-statement to say it is "self-cleaning" (that is a catchy phrase used in the headline of the Houston Chronicle article, but dust-repelling is used throughout the article). I recommend just stating that the fabric repels dust as in ALT2. But I do think mentioning carbon nanotubes as in ALT1 makes the hook more interesting. I also am not sure it is accurate to give Manyapu full credit. The Houston Chronicle source says she developed the fabric. But the Valley News source says de León was the primary inventor of the suit and they both developed the fabric. I don't have access to the third possible source (newscientist.com) which could clarify. But to be safe, I suggest a new hook saying she "co-developed" a dust-repelling fabric for spacesuits using carbon nanotubes.
- MB 03:14, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
- @MB: Thanks for your feedback and the corrections on the article! That's a good point, how about ALT3? Achaea (talk) 07:02, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
- ALT3 ... that Kavya Manyapu co-developed a dust-repelling fabric for space suits using carbon nanotubes? source