Lasers have turned this metal super hydrophobic

The ability to repel water has so many potential uses. It can help prevent corrosion as well as the growth of organisms; it means objects need to be cleaned less often, since water can’t cling long enough to evaporate and leave behind residue; and it can prevent ice from forming.

I watched the video embedded in this article and I immediately thought of the possible applications in the aerospace industry. I wonder if this technology could be used on exterior aircraft surfaces to prevent icing? 

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