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Water-repellent plants have met their match.
Hydrophobic plants are a big problem for farmers. When they spray crops with pesticides, up to half bounces off.
But scientists may have figured out how to prevent splash. In a new study, researchers added a chemical known as Aerosol OT to water and found that it reduced, and in some cases even eliminated, splashing on superhydrophobic leaves.
Previous research explored the possibility of using polymers to help reduce splash. But some of those polymers could actually harm the environment if left on plants.
The scientists in this new study said their findings might help reduce pesticide use, leading to less waste and environmental pollution.
The research could also have applications in hospitals, where chemical spills are one of the leading causes of injury. Scientists are producing floor coatings that eliminate splash when a liquid spills.
The storm made landfall near Emerald Isle at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday with winds close to 70 mph, later subsiding to 40 mph.
Customers in Seattle have been asked to conserve water due to continuously dry conditions in the state of Washington.
Experts say the saltwater wedge is moving around 1 1/2 miles upriver every day, and it's creating unsafe levels of saline.
The White House says the president hopes to encourage all Americans to follow his example and get vaccinated.
This week, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers resumed talks, but no deal has been announced yet.
The southwest border saw 2.2 million migrant encounters this fiscal year, closing in on last year's 2.4 million.