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2014-09-24 12:34:13

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An Australian startup is using a patented nanotechnology to create 'hydrophobic' chef jackets and aprons. Fabricor says this means uniforms that stay clean for longer, and saving time and money. The company was started because cofounder and MasterChef mentor Adrian Li, was frustrated with keeping his chef jackets and aprons clean. "As a chef I find it really difficult to keep my chef jacket white, and we like our jackets...

2014-08-20 23:11:19

Melbourne based company Threadsmiths has solved the age old problem of stained white T-Shirts by synthesizing a fully hydrophobic T-Shirt. Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Melbourne based company Threadsmiths has solved the age old problem of stained white T-Shirts by synthesizing a fully hydrophobic T-Shirt. The first in the world to be commercially available to the public. Dubbed "The Cavalier" the 100% cotton shirt incorporates a hydrophobic nanotechnology,...

Quenching World's Water And Energy Crises One Droplet At A Time
2014-07-28 03:56:55

Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation In the Namib Desert of Africa, the fog-filled morning wind carries the drinking water for a beetle called the Stenocara. Tiny droplets collect on the beetle's bumpy back. The areas between the bumps are covered in a waxy substance that makes them water-repellant, or hydrophobic (water-fearing). Water accumulates on the water-loving, or hydrophilic, bumps, forming droplets that eventually grow too big to stay put, then roll down the waxy surface....

Water Bounces Like A Ball Off Super Waterproof Surfaces
2014-05-21 03:52:47

Brigham Young University Research on super-hydrophobic surfaces could result in cleaner, more efficient power In a basement lab on BYU’s campus, mechanical engineering professor Julie Crockett analyzes water as it bounces like a ball and rolls down a ramp. This phenomenon occurs because Crockett and her colleague Dan Maynes have created a sloped channel that is super-hydrophobic, or a surface that is extremely difficult to wet. In layman’s terms, it’s the most extreme form of...

2014-04-23 23:00:57

Superhydrophobic Coating vs. Firefighting Water Cannon (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Ultra-Ever Dry, a superhydrophobic coating that repels water and most other liquids will face its greatest challenge to date on National Geographic's new television program, Showdown of the Unbeatables. Each week (Friday at 9:00 PM EST), the very best American companies do battle with their prize products. And on May 2nd, UltraTech International's Ultra-Ever Dry will go head-to-head with the ultimate...

2014-03-26 23:31:15

NEI Corporation announced today that it has introduced NANOMYTE® SuperCN Plus - a functionally graded coating that imparts superhydrophobic properties to the underlying substrate while providing greater abrasion resistance compared to existing superhydrophobic coatings. Surfaces treated with SuperCN Plus force liquids to bead up and roll off, shedding water instantly and leaving the surface completely dry. Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 NEI Corporation announced today that it...

2014-01-20 09:44:16

Modeling structures that trap air under water and could one day lead to more energy-efficient ships described in the journal 'Physics of Fluids' From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps' shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are also smooth. But researchers from UCLA have found that bumpiness can sometimes be better. "A properly designed rough surface, contrary to our intuition, can reduce skin-friction drag," said John Kim, a professor in the...

Nano-Cone Textures Produce Extremely Robust Water-Repellent Surfaces
2013-10-22 10:29:01

Brookhaven National Laboratory Surfaces with differently shaped nanoscale textures may yield improved materials for applications in transportation, energy, and diagnostics When it comes to designing extremely water-repellent surfaces, shape and size matter. That's the finding of a group of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, who investigated the effects of differently shaped, nanoscale textures on a material's ability to force water droplets to...

Material Properties Of Containers Affect The Viscosity Of Water At The Nanoscale
2013-09-19 14:25:06

Georgia Institute of Technology Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference. A new study shows that in nanoscopic channels, the effective viscosity of water in channels made of glass can be twice as high as water in plastic channels. Nanoscopic glass channels can...

Making Water Droplets Dance
2013-07-23 04:59:10

[ Watch the Video: Magnetic Droplets on a Superhydrophobic Surface ] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are experimenting with non-dissapative droplet patterns to study reversible switching between static and dynamic self-assembly. Researchers from Aalto University and Paris Tech studied water droplets containing nanoparticles on a strong water repellent surface to observe the self-assembly process. A video demonstrating the mesmerizing phenomena was posted...


Latest Hydrophobe Reference Libraries

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2005-09-09 07:46:52

The Water strider, (also known as: Skater, Pond Skater, Jesus Bug, Water Skeeter, water scooter, water skater, and Skimmer) is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae that rely on the surface tension of water to walk on top of it. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters and can move very quickly (up to 1 m/s) over the surface of water. Aquarius remigis (formerly known as Gerris remigis) is one of the species in Gerridae known as...

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