In specially coated tubes, the more viscous a liquid is, the faster it flows

Drops of honey on a hydrophobic surface. Credit: Aalto University It’s widely known that thick, viscous liquids—like honey—flow more slowly than low-viscosity liquids, like water. Researchers were surprised to find this behavior flipped on its head when the liquids flow through chemically coated capillaries. In fact, through these specially coated tubes, liquids a thousand times […]