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April 6th, 2005

Second skin

"We even have someone showing how this works by pouring red wine down his silk tie into a wine glass!" says Ian George as he demonstrates Dstl's liquid repellent coatings in a slightly more conventional manner.

Ian, a member of the Dstl technology transfer team has a piece of blotting paper that is readily soaking up water. Meanwhile, in the other hand, a seemingly identical piece of the same material is unable to do the job it was designed for - the water droplets simply form beads and run off the surface.


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