Nanoscale changes to the surface of sand make it repel water.
See how nanotechnology can change everyday materials
Learn that magic sand is"afraid" of water because it is covered with a nanoscale monolayer of oil-like molecules.
Many materials exhibit startling properties at the nanoscale.
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.