Behold a Material So Water Repellent That Liquid Just Bounces Off

Behold the new material created by scientists at the University of Rochester.

ByPAUL H.B. SHIN
January 23, 2015, 6:19 PM
PHOTO: Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a material so water repellent that liquid drops just bounce off the surface.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a material so water repellent that liquid drops just bounce off the surface.
University of Rochester

— -- Behold, a material so water-repellent that liquid drops just bounce off the surface.

Two scientists at the University of Rochester, Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, have created a metal surface that is so hydrophobic that it makes Teflon look like superglue by comparison.

The findings were published Tuesday in the Journal of Applied Physics and the related YouTube video has logged more than 766,000 views as of today.

"Super-hydrophobic materials are desirable for a number of applications such as rust prevention, anti-icing, or even in sanitation uses," the researchers said in their description of the video.

Check out the astonishing video below.

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