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Contact: Mike Seele
Boston University College of Engineering

Textured Surface Repels Water Faster

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Caption: The clock at top shows how fast a drop bounces off a relatively smooth surface (top) and the ridged surface developed by the BU-MIT team (bottom).

Credit: A.T. Paxson, K. Hounsell, J.W. Bates, J.C. Bird, K.K. Varanasi.

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