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Ride of the Water Droplets

Engineers can now create materials that repel liquids so well they're called superhydrophobic, i.e. they have a serious water phobia. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), this booming area of research has the potential to benefit society in a big way.

Originally published: 7/24/14.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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