DailyDirt: Water Repellent Surfaces... Like Lotus Leaves Or A Duck's Back

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We've covered hydrophobic materials before because it's just neat to see stuff not get wet when splashed with water. Commercial products like spray paints, water-resistant clothes and Teflon already exist, but repellent materials are not all equal. Some materials repel liquids better than others, and the way the surface is applied -- painted, chemically bonded, etched, etc -- makes a difference, too. Here are just a few more examples of hydrophobic surfaces (and a hydrophilic one) that people are working on. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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