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August 21, 2018

The dynamics of water near solid surfaces play a critical role in numerous technologies, including water filtration and…
Superhydrophobic coating protects without the price

December 10, 2015

A new class of superhydrophobic nanomaterials might simplify the process of protecting surfaces from water. A material made…
Sugarcoating, no — polymer coatings, yes!

October 20, 2015

The interplay of math and chemistry has long fascinated Malancha Gupta. An associate professor at the USC Viterbi…
Dancing Droplets Launch Themselves from Thin Fibers

August 19, 2015

We’ve all seen dewdrops form on spider webs. But what if they flung themselves off of the strands…
ORNL superhydrophobic glass coating offers clear benefits

May 12, 2015

A moth’s eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that…
Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals

January 21, 2015

Super-hydrophobic properties could lead to applications in solar panels, sanitation and as rust-free metals Scientists at the University…
Chemical dial controls attraction between water-repelling molecules

January 15, 2015

Fear of water may seem like an irrational hindrance to humans, but on a molecular level, it lends…
Hydrophobic coating for power plants that can significantly decrease CO2 emissions

November 5, 2014

DropWise, a new startup created by MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) Associate Professor Kripa Varanasi; Department of…
Facetless crystals that mimic starfish shells could advance 3D-printing pills

October 22, 2014

In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, University of Michigan engineers have made rounded…
Bionics: Copying Mother Nature

July 23, 2014

Mankind has been long observing its surroundings – from the molecular choreography in the living cells to the glorious planetary…
Getting a charge out of water droplets

July 14, 2014

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they…
How cormorants emerge dry after deep dives

June 17, 2014

Feathers have long been recognized as a classic example of efficient water-shedding — as in the well-known expression…
Stain-free, self-cleaning clothing on the horizon

January 15, 2014

Since 2011, the Harvard research team that created Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces has demonstrated a spate of sleek…
Research update: Electric fields can push droplets from surfaces

December 20, 2013

Researchers at MIT have followed up on their discovery that droplets of water acquire an electric charge when…
Droplets break a theoretical time barrier on bouncing

November 21, 2013

Those who study hydrophobic materials — water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the…
Droplets get a charge out of jumping

October 2, 2013

In a completely unexpected finding, MIT researchers have discovered that tiny water droplets that form on a superhydrophobic…
Water-shedding surfaces can be made to last

September 23, 2013

Steam condensation is key to the worldwide production of electricity and clean water: It is part of the…
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