Nanoscience is harnessing nanoscale phenomena seen in nature to create new techniques, materials, and products.
Tiny micro and nanoscale bumps can make surfaces water-repellent and self-cleaning.
It's fun to play with water on a superhydrophobic surface, but there are lots of practical applications of the technology.
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.