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

Scientists are experimenting with non-dissapative droplet patterns to study reversible switching between static and dynamic self-assembly.

Why Do Some Surfaces Repel Water, While Others Attract It?
2013-07-17 05:17:38

When water strikes a surface, sometimes it spreads evenly while other times it beads into tiny droplets. Studying this behavior can lead to improvements in many applications.

Eggshells Of The Guillemot Are Self-Cleaning
2013-07-05 09:23:16

Unique nano-structures on guillemot eggshells eggs enable them to survive precarious habitats, on exposed cliffs with no nest.

New Type Of Paper Created That Repels Wide Variety Of Liquids
2013-05-29 10:37:21

researchers have created a new type of paper that repels a wide variety of liquids – including water and oil.

Dew Drops Help Keep Cicada Wings Fresh And Clean
2013-04-30 09:42:33

A spritz of dew drops is all the cicadas on the East Coast need to keep their wings fresh and clean as they emerge from their 17-year slumber.

New Class Of Hydrophobic Ceramics From Rare Earth Elements
2013-01-22 05:13:50

A research team from MIT has now come up with a new class of hydrophobic ceramics that are durable in the face of rough treatment and extreme temperatures.

The Strong Electric Charge Observed At The Interface Between Oil And Water Is Not Due To Impurities
2012-11-27 18:47:55

Water repelling molecules are said to be hydrophobic. The hydration – or formation of water interfaces around hydrophobic molecules – is important for many biological processes

2012-11-27 15:35:35

The wetting model is a classical problem in surface science and biomimetic science.

Interview With Professor Shu Yang Of The University of Pennsylvania
2012-10-18 08:26:27

Shu Yang – an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Pennsylvania – spoke with redOrbit recently about her research and how this new technology could change the way we apply color to our world.


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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tapinage
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.