Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Lotus Effect

During our year of living in China, we (make that Desi!) took a bunch of neat little pictures of lotus leaves and their ability to repel water.

Our fascination with the so-called "lotus effect" was at the intuitive, visual level. As in, "Wow! That's really cool!"

Now, scientists at Duke University (!) have conducted experiments using loudspeakers to try to get a better understanding of how the whole repelling process works. Check out this video to see what they found...

~Steve

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