Super-Vortex: Skating Across Surfaces
A popular charity collection box is a coin vortex funnel - coins go round and round before dropping through the hole (click here to see a video). When a jet of water is used on an ordinary funnel it quickly goes down the plug, as shown in video 1. In video 2, a jet of water is shown on a funnel with a superhydrophobic surface. The jet breaks up into droplets and goes round many more times than on an ordinary surface.