Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York used powerful laser pulses to etch microscopic patterns called nanostructures into metals They are so super hydrophobic that water bounces off them Material is more slippery than Teflon so water runs off it easily Could be used to prevent rust, stop airplanes icing up, improve sanitation in developing countries and to make efficient solar panels You may think that your Teflon-coated frying pan is pretty good at repelling water.
The metal so water repellent that droplets BOUNCE off it 
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The metal so water repellent that droplets BOUNCE off it 
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Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York used powerful laser pulses to etch microscopic patterns called nanostructures into metals They are so super hydrophobic that water bounces off them Material is more slippery than Teflon so water runs off it easily Could be used to prevent rust, stop airplanes icing up, improve sanitation in developing countries and to make efficient solar panels You may think that your Teflon-coated frying pan is pretty good at repelling water.
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