DailyDirt: Like Water Off A Duck's Back...
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- A superhydrophobic coating called NeverWet can make a variety of materials extremely water resistent -- preventing things like ice buildup, corrosion and biofilm formation. As a demo, coating an iPhone with this stuff allowed it to be submerged for 30 minutes and still work... [url]
- Bio-inspired materials can be omniphobic -- repelling both oil and water. Plants do it. Maybe educated
fleashumans can, too. [url]
- Ceramic materials that repel water could form more durable hydrophobic coatings. Rare earth oxides aren't so rare, and they could potentially create some pretty cool superhydrophobic surfaces. [url]
- A recently-created superomniphobic surface coating repels almost any liquid except chlorofluorocarbons. Non-Newtonian liquids also seem to "bounce" off this stuff -- which hasn't been seen before. [url]