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Metal that pumps liquid-EurekaAlerts

PostPosted: June 2nd, 2009, 8:32 pm
by wolfhnd
Scientists create metal that pumps liquid uphill
Ultra-fast laser makes metal that attracts, repels and guides liquids

In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists at the University of Rochester have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principle—but does so at a speed that would make nature envious. ... 060209.php

Re: Metal that pumps liquid-EurekaAlerts

PostPosted: June 3rd, 2009, 4:03 am
by Paris
People like Chunlei Guo is what makes science so thrilling.

His findings can revolutionize medicinal technology through huge miniaturizing of chemical and biological analytical tools, speedy anti-gravitational flow of fluids, optics, energy saving devices and even artistic objects.