Friday, November 18, 2011

Two incredible nanotechology advances

Watch liquids just pour off this superhydrophobic coating:

The world's lightest metal has been developed by a team of researchers from Univeristy of California,  Irvine HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology. The material is about 100 times lighter than styrofoam and could be useful for battery electrodes and acoustic or vibration absorption.
"so light that it can sit atop dandelion fluff without damaging it"
Photo by Dan Little, HRL Laboratories LLC


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