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How Superhydrophobic Materials Stay Totally Dry
Ohio Ag Connection - 08/09/2017

Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water from surfaces to keep them dry.

Watch as the Reactions team uses a high-speed camera and some brave volunteers to bring the science of staying dry to life: https://youtu.be/YR4uCvy7wOA.

Reactions is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.

The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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