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‘Magnetic microhairs’ make water run uphill


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Inspired by small hairs known as cilia that shift back and forth in the human nose to filter out debris and dust, researchers from MIT have created a flexible material that uses thousands of 'microhairs' to shed raindrops, even making water flow up vertical walls.

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I love a me a hairy window. Thanks science!

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VIDEO?

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The material may be new, but under certain circumstances water can creep uphill by capillary action, this may just make that process more efficient.

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ok. this is awesome. now, we can cause water to flow up hill in a continuous cycle of water wheel style or turbine power generation. this is the perpetual motion device we have been waiting for.

unless it requires energy to cause thewater to flow uphill that is............

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I can only assume that the water "flows uphill" due to capillary action ? If that is the case, then the difficulty with the "endless water wheel" would be getting the water to LEAVE the material at the top of the hill ?

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