Why Make Nanodroplets Drop Faster?

The condensation of water is crucial to the operation of most of the power plants that provide our electricity and it is also the key to producing potable water from salty or brackish water. MIT mechanical engineering graduate student Nenad Miljkovic discusses his team's work on condensation, nanodroplet formation, and new nanopatterned surfaces that could boost the efficiency of power plants and desalination systems.