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    Default New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings they used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. It will not wear off, like current less effective methods






    New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    Rabies.

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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    This is some cool stuff. Want to play with it.
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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    Am I the only one who really wants to pee on it?

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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperactiveSloth View Post
    Am I the only one who really wants to pee on it?

    Now that you mention it....... that sounds fun!
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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    LOL Im sitting here on my couch and been needing to get up a pee for about an hour and then I see this and the urge to pee has gotten worse since yall mention it! Those are some amazing videos just about unbelievable! The ultra dry test totally amazing! Is this things that are still being tested or are they on the market? I would buy it play with it like Sandy said! I would think they would certainly be using it on electronics for sure, even more so military applications! Cool thread now ill be going to you tube and check out more video,s on these ! Ive always been fascinated by new technology! Damn sure would spray that **** on my keyboard and mouse! Of course I don't let people get near my PC with drinks and ****! Have to hurt them!

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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    I want to see what would happen if the hydrophobic surface was submerged in water. Would it force the water away from it to the point that it appears to be boiling? Create super cavitation? What would happen in a sealed environment? To me surfaces like this if charged could aide in the creation of hydrogen for clean energy usage.
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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    The inspiration for these materials is actually nature. Some organisms, mostly plants have hydrphobic surfaces to channel water for various reasons. This just takes it to an extreme. From what I understand about hydrophobic surfaces, they basically trap a nanoscopic layer of air against the the actual surface. When the metal is submerged it would take an ultra-thin "pillow" of air with it under the water. The water would technically be against the surface of the metal, but only the tiny percentage of it that is peaking through the air layer. Once the metal is raised out of the water it would just roll off of it like it would when poured.

    The real question would be if the pressure and temperature were manipulated enough would the air be displaced by water? If that's possible, it would be interesting to see what happens once the metal comes back into air.

    Then again, I'm no expert. That's just what I gathered from what I've read/seen. It would be fun to find try it and see, Sandy.

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    Default Re: New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperactiveSloth View Post
    The inspiration for these materials is actually nature. Some organisms, mostly plants have hydrphobic surfaces to channel water for various reasons. This just takes it to an extreme. From what I understand about hydrophobic surfaces, they basically trap a nanoscopic layer of air against the the actual surface. When the metal is submerged it would take an ultra-thin "pillow" of air with it under the water. The water would technically be against the surface of the metal, but only the tiny percentage of it that is peaking through the air layer. Once the metal is raised out of the water it would just roll off of it like it would when poured.

    The real question would be if the pressure and temperature were manipulated enough would the air be displaced by water? If that's possible, it would be interesting to see what happens once the metal comes back into air.

    Then again, I'm no expert. That's just what I gathered from what I've read/seen. It would be fun to find try it and see, Sandy.

    New guy bringing some insight to forums. Nice bit of info. Hopefully we get to see more advancements with this tech soon to answer our questions.
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