Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids
(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface ...
Physicists break theoretical time barrier on bouncing droplets (w/ Video)
Those who study hydrophobic materials—water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the laboratory—are familiar with a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water droplet ...
How slippery are water-repellent surfaces? (w/ Video)
Scientists at Aalto University have measured the low but non-zero friction of droplets moving on slippery water-repellent surfaces.
Clinging to crevices, E. coli thrive: Study reveals role of flagellum in helping biofilms colonize rough surfaces
New research from Harvard University helps to explain how waterborne bacteria can colonize rough surfaces—even those that have been designed to resist water.
Researchers develop new drug release mechanism utilizing 3-D superhydrophobic materials
According to a recent study, there is a new mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials that utilizes air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released.