New technology could help us get ketchup out of bottle

November 12, 2014 5:56 PM

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Hate when you can't get the last of the toothpaste from the tube? Or when your plane is delayed so it can be de-iced? Those days may soon be over thanks to what are essentially surfaces coated with liquid.

Researchers at both Harvard and MIT have taken advantage of the technology separately; in both cases, a liquid surface is attached to a solid surface lining by chemical and physical reactions.

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