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Secrets Behind Gecko's Amazing Adhesive Skills Revealed In New Study

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The uncanny ability of geckos to adhere to nearly any surface and even walk on ceilings is the result of a biological mechanism in their toes that the lizards can instantly turn on or...

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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....

Does Water Always Completely Wet Water?
2014-07-16 03:09:31

Science China Press The molecular scale behavior of water at a solid/liquid interface holds fundamental significance in a diverse set of technical and scientific contexts, ranging from the efficiency of oil mining to the activity of biological molecules. Recently, it has become recognized that both the physical interactions and the surface morphology have significant impact on the behavior of interfacial water, including the water structures and wetting properties of the surface. In a...

2014-06-23 23:12:26

NANOSENSORS publishes an English and a Chinese screencast on its new uniqprobes for atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning probe microscopy (SPM), which explains the advantages of the main characteristics of uniform quality AFM probes for biology and life science applications. Neuchâtel, Switzerland (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 NANOSENSORS™ announced that a screencast explaining the properties of a completely new SPM (Scanning Probe Microscopy) probe series dedicated for use in...

2014-05-28 23:12:45

Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) products, proudly introduces its next generation NX-PTR, a fully automated system for hard disk drive slider manufacturing. Newly developed in collaboration with leaders in the hard disk drive (HDD) production, Park’s NX-PTR increases production yield by 200% with an enhanced automation routine, faster scan rate and recipe automation. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of atomic...

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...

Researchers Develop Short, Flexible, Reusable AFM Probe
2014-04-10 12:47:04

NIST JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. Shorter, softer and more agile than standard and recently enhanced AFM probes, the JILA tips will benefit nanotechnology and studies of folding and stretching in biomolecules such as proteins and DNA. An AFM probe is a cantilever, shaped like a tiny diving board with a small, atomic-scale...

2014-04-01 23:24:39

Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) products, proudly introduces the Automatic Defect Review (ADR)AFM for 300mm bare wafers, a fully automated AFM solution that improves throughput of AFM defect review by up to 1,000%. The 300mm bare wafer ADR AFM is a new process for identifying defects designed specifically for the semiconductor market without the need of reference markers. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of...

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...

2014-03-04 23:27:21

Park Systems, a leading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopy systems since 1997 announced PinPoint Conductive AFM, an extremely accurate conductive measurement technology at nano-scale resolution for failure analysis (FA) in the semiconductor industry. The newly designed and innovative Park Systems PinPoint iAFM effectively solves the issues of traditional AFM thereby providing the most optimum solution to the FA engineers’ needs available in the nanotechnology industry today. Santa...


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40_9775da97b52e0fa8c6cae3cc609b92ad
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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