Super-material shrugs off molten metal

On Nature News by Elizabeth Gibney

Surfaces that repel water existed already,  but now scientists have engineered materials that speed up the bounce to repel water faster.

Nasturtium leaves are highly water-repellent thanks to veins on the upper surface (Credits BBC NEWS)

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