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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...

2014-05-30 23:02:45

According to the USDA, growing mushroom, storing vegetables, potatoes and flowers all require high humidity above 95%. Smart Fog introduces an economically non-wetting commercial humidifier to allow precise non-fluctuating high humidity control. Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Smart Fog Inc introduces non-wetting commercial humidifiers targeted specifically for high humidity control. Mushroom growers need to maintain humidity and temperature throughout the growing process. Mushrooms are...

2014-02-28 23:04:57

BedWettingCures.com takes an in-depth look at bed wetting alarms and reviews top brands. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Bed wetting is a common problem that affects families everywhere. It can be easy to get frustrated with a child’s bed wetting, especially after a child reaches a certain age. There are many methods and treatment options for bed wetting. One very popular option is a bed wetting alarm. But what types of alarms are on the market and which perform best? Now, a leading resource...

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...

Artificial Surfaces Developed That Surfaces Insects Cannot Stick To
2013-09-24 09:55:00

AlphaGalileo Foundation Beetles, cockroaches, and ants will have a harder time walking on facades or air conditioners in the future - thanks to the bio-inspired, anti-adhesive surfaces Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck, Dr. Bettina Prüm, and Dr. Holger Bohn are developing together with the Plant Biomechanics Group of the University of Freiburg. The team studied plant surfaces in order to determine what influence cell form and microstructure as well as surface chemistry exert on the adhesion behavior...

2013-05-28 23:22:08

Now the same system can be utilized to meet USDA humidify and FDA disinfection requirements in one complete cold storage humidification system. RENO, NV (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Smart Fog is pleased to introduce an addition to their cold storage humidification solutions. Utilizing the same system that is now used to provide humidification, clients can now use this new cutting-edge technology to sanitize and disinfect at the same time. All the rooms in the system can be treated with a...

New Adaptive Material Inspired By Tears Designed By Scientists
2013-04-08 14:15:26

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard [ Watch the Video Adaptive Material Demonstration ] Tunable material system designed by Harvard team is easily adaptable for diverse applications in fuel transport, textiles, optical systems, and more Imagine a tent that blocks light on a dry and sunny day, and becomes transparent and water-repellent on a dim, rainy day. Or highly precise, self-adjusting contact lenses that also clean themselves. Or pipelines that can...

2012-11-27 15:35:35

The wetting model is a classical problem in surface science and biomimetic science. Professor LIU Jianlin and his collaborators from China University of Petroleum, Wuhan University and Fourth Military Medical University approached this old and classical problem from a new direction. They stressed that it is the triple contact line and not the contact area of the droplet/solid interface that determines the macroscopic contact angle. The proposed continuum model, termed the mechanism-based...

2012-08-01 23:11:53

MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles. The wrinkles on a raisin result from a simple effect: As the pulp inside dries, the skin grows stiff and buckles to accommodate its shrinking size. Now, a team of researchers at MIT has discovered a way to harness that same principle in a controlled and orderly way, creating wrinkled surfaces with precise sizes and patterns. This basic method, they say, could be harnessed for...

2012-07-30 15:44:41

Inspired by the water-repellent properties of the lotus leaf, a group of scientists in China has discovered a way to impart a fog-free, self-cleaning finish to glass and other transparent materials. "Superhydrophobic" surfaces, such as the lotus leaf, are excellent at repelling water and also boast other "smart" self-cleaning, anti-glare, anti-icing, and anti-corrosion properties. By using hollow silica nanoparticles that resemble raspberries, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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