19 April 1985
Vol 228, Issue 4697

About The Cover

Submerged rice leaves are never wetted. Continuous air layers, which appear silvery under water, are trapped between the hydrophobic surfaces of rice leaves and the surrounding water. They are open to the atmosphere and form a low-resistance pathway for gas movements. See page 327. [Benjamin R. Kende, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester, New York 14623]