Writing with Water

from The Future of Things (TFOT

Thursday, June 21, 2012 – Iddo Genuth

Researchers from the Aalto University in Finland have come up with a novel way of storing information on surfaces using only water. By exploiting the unique way a layer of air behaves on a water-repelling surface flooded with water, they were able to create a system which can store binary information.

The idea for this unique research came from the special properties of the lotus leaf. Lotus leaves are so water repellent that water simply roll off their surface, keeping them perfectly clean. A team of scientists and researchers  from the Aalto University in Finland, the University of Cambridge and the Nokia Research Center, came up with a new concept inspired by the Lotus leaves of writing and displaying information on surfaces using water. . . . Read Complete Report

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