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Droplets break a theoretical time barrier on bouncing

Those who study hydrophobic materials — water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the laboratory — are familiar with a...

Surfing on acoustic waves

A toothpick floating in mid-air without any support – this may sound like it involves hidden threads, magnets or other sleight-of-hand tricks from magicians. But...

Better droplet condensation could boost power efficiency

Researchers at MIT have developed an innovative approach to improving heat transfer in power plants and cooling systems. The new system could provide a...

Jumping droplets take a lot of heat

Microscopic water droplets jumping from one surface to another may hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers. Duke University engineers have developed...

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