Experiments in space will deliver benefits on Earth

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

By Tamara Dietrich

Another experiment led by Yangying Zhu, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks to find a new method to actively control bubbles and droplets by exploiting liquids whose surface tension can be changed with light. This research has the potential for a wide range of terrestrial applications, including improving the efficiency of power plants that produce most of the electricity in the U.S., heating and cooling of buildings, desalination and distillation.