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Why Superhydrophobic Materials Never Get Wet

For more water-repelling chemistry, check out this great graphic from our friends at C&EN and Compound Interest: <a href="http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i15/Periodic-graphics-Water-repelling-chemistry.html" target="_blank" rel=”nofollow”>http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i15/Periodic-graphics-Water-repelling-chemistry.html
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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.

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Narrator/fact checker:
Kyle Nackers

Co-host:
Mallory Hinks, Ph.D.

Co-writer:
Sophia Cai

Producer:
Sean Parsons

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Neelesh Patankar, Ph.D.
Robin Ras, Ph.D.

Scientific consultant/co-writer:
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

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