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"Hydrophobic water"

This liquid with a high surface tension is water mixed with aerogel powder (I’m going to do a post on aerogel next as it really is awesome). The membrane of the liquid has some hydrophobic qualities that cause the droplets of water to repel each other and not plop back together.

"For anyone with any slight interest in biology, this is how your cells stay separate. The lipid membranes essentially work the same way, making hydrophobic force between the water content inside and outside the cell."


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