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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Filed Under: hydrophobic, liquid-infused polymers, materials, non-stick coatings, science, super-hydrophilic, teflon


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    PaintersUnion, 9 Mar 2015 @ 7:41pm

    You forgot one...

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward, 9 Mar 2015 @ 8:07pm

    Sometimes...

    ...one just has to act like a duck (let it all roll off).

    Significant advise for easily bruised egos.

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