Scientists Invent Floatiest Material On Earth

Bugs that skate on water can do it because their feet are superhydrophobic. Chinese scientists applied a similar coating to a tiny copper mesh boat, and suddenly it could hold three times the weight. The superhydrophobic coating creates a cushion of air around the boat, putting an invisible bubble between it and the water. The boat is literally floating on air, while the water tries to touch it but can’t. What’s creepy is that the coated boats sink immediately when immersed in organic liquids like ethanol and acetone

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