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water droplet on lotus leaf

Hydrophobic lotus leaves.   Ingenious capacities : Lotus is a chlorophyll plant able to swallow some carbon dioxide during the day to create some oxygen. This is vital for every life form on Earth. However for lotus, do this phenomenon is complicated as it lives in a marshy zone where there is a lot of dust. To do photosynthesis, it’s essential to have clean leaf. This plant has therefore a technique to remove the impurities that sprinkles every day. Indeed, the hydrophobic lotus leaves of this plant are never contaminated thanks to its self-cleaning property: “Superhydrophobia” How? Thanks to......

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