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How superhydrophobic materials stay totally dry (video)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2017 — Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water from surfaces to keep them dry. Watch as the Reactions team uses a high-speed camera and some brave volunteers to bring the science of staying dry to life: https://youtu.be/YR4uCvy7wOA.

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