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Femtosecond laser creates metal that can defy gravity

By Damir Beciri
5 June 2009

university-rochester-metal-slab-pumps-water-uphill.jpgIn nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves 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. The technology could be… »