Superhydrophobia spawns the Lotus Effect

Ever notice a dirty lotus leaf? How about a wet one? Of course you haven't. Lotus leaves are so hydrophobic that they can be dry in a rainstorm, while still using the rainstorm to clean themselves off. Now nanotechnology developers are trying to mimic the Lotus Effect. » 1/01/13 9:30am 1/01/13 9:30am