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Video: Surface science keeps liquids rolling off superhydrophobic materials

By April Gocha / August 9, 2017

In this short video, ACS Reactions reveals why superhydrophobic materials never get wet—and it all has to do with the angle of contact between a drop of liquid and the surface upon which it sits.

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Latest self-cleaning technologies mean a lower-maintenance, ‘greener’ future

By Stephanie Liverani / March 28, 2016

The latest innovations in self-cleaning surfaces, materials, and technologies focus on low-maintenance, energy-efficient solutions for many industries with major scale-up potential.

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What works for penguins could work for planes: Secrets of the feather show how to prevent ice formation

By April Gocha / December 21, 2015

New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.

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