Here’s something to stimulate your brain this morning. Scientists at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics Department, have created a surface that is super repellant to water causing droplets to bounce off. Professor Chunlei Guo explains in the video above, unlike other hydrophobic surfaces like teflon that rely on temporary chemical coatings, this new super-hydrophobic surface is created by etching microscopic structures into the metal with lasers. He goes on to talk about the possible applications this new surface could help; such as airplane and vehicle surfaces that resist icing, a toilet that requires less water to use, and more. Come to think of it, this could be what your next smartphone could be made with or possibly your next watch.
You can read the full report from the University of Rochester online here. Isn’t science grand!