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Solving a condensation mystery

June 26, 2019

Condensation might ruin a wood coffee table or fog up glasses when entering a warm building on a…
Jumping Droplets Whisk Away Hotspots in Electronics

April 7, 2017

Engineers have developed a technology to cool hotspots in high-performance electronics using the same physical phenomenon that cleans…
An engineered surface unsticks sticky water droplets

September 1, 2015

The leaves of the lotus flower, and other natural surfaces that repel water and dirt, have been the…
Shower With 70% Of Water Savings

August 12, 2015

Nebia is a fully self-installed shower system with an adjustable bracket and a portable wand. Nebia atomizes water…
Leidenfrost thermostat uses levitating water droplets to keep cool

May 20, 2015

The Leidenfrost effect is a strange phenomenon that allows water droplets to levitate and even climb uphill. Now…
Falling faster—researchers confirm super-terminal raindrops

February 17, 2015

  Five years ago, a research team at Michigan Technological University and Universidad Nacional Autanoma de Mexico (National University…
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…
In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think

April 9, 2014

The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent…
Curves alter crystallization, study finds

February 20, 2014

Scientists have studied crystallization since the time of Galileo, so it’s easy to imagine there’s nothing new to…
When two drops of water… become one

October 14, 2013

Within a project of Technology Foundation STW, partially financed by FOM, researchers from the University of Twente have…
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…
Researchers remove oil from water using copper cones inspired by cactus spines

August 8, 2013

A team of researchers working at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, has developed a new way…
Water droplets prefer the soft touch

June 26, 2013

Researchers have found a way to drive water droplets along a flat surface without applying heat, chemicals, electricity,…
Soft Matter Offers Ways To Study Arrangement Of Ordered Materials In Non-Spherical Spaces

May 22, 2013

A fried breakfast food popular in Spain provided the inspiration for the development of doughnut-shaped droplets that may…
Power plants: UGA researchers explore how to harvest electricity directly from plants

May 10, 2013

Athens, Ga. – The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a…
Russian researchers find more evidence to support notion that lightning is caused by cosmic rays

May 7, 2013

Russian physicists Alex Gurevich and Anatoly Karashtin claim, in a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, they…
Surface structure controls liquid spreading

April 26, 2013

Researchers at Aalto University have developed a purely geometric surface structure that is able to stop and control…
Basic science in evaporating droplets

April 22, 2013

What happens if you slowly evaporate a droplet containing dissolved particles? The question sounds simple, but it involves…
3-D printer builds synthetic tissues

April 5, 2013

A custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues, Oxford University…
When the heat is on, water travels uphill (Video)

October 30, 2012

Physicists at the University of Bath have been investigating a strange phenomenon that allows water droplets to levitate…
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