New material acts like sticky tape for water

Researchers have developed a nanostructured material that beads water, mimicking the surface of a rose petal.

Nanoparticles within the material trap tiny water droplets and prevent them from rolling off surfaces, even when that surface is turned upside down.

The material could assist in reducing condensation in aeroplane cabins and enable certain medical tests to occur without the need for high tech laboratories.

It is hoped the material could also lead to developing surfaces that stay forever dry, that never require cleaning and which repel bacteria.

Read more at University of Sydney