Floating Superhydrophobic Metal (video) University of Rochester Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption In a major follow up to their previous ground-breaking work on super water-repellent metals, University of Rochester researchers have created a metallic structure that is so hydrophobic, it refuses to sink - no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured. Possible applications include unsinkable ships, wearable flotation devices that will still float after being punctured, and electronic monitoring devices that can survive long term in the ocean. Credit Matt Mann/University of Rochester Usage Restrictions credit Matt and institution Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.