Completely Waterproof Substance

Screen shot 2010-03-06 at 8.17.56 PM Scientists just revealed the synthesis of a substance that is basically 100% waterproof (or hydrophobic if you want to sound smart). This substance is modeled after the hair on spiders. These “hairs” are only nanometers in length and cause water to bead and slide off as if the water were ball bearings. It was made at the University of Florida.

[Image Credit: University of Florida]

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