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Old 11-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ross Nanotechnology's NeverWet superhydrophobic spray-on coating - YouTube

Very cool emerging technology! Apologies if this isn't the right place for this...Would be awesome for shells/boots/etc, especially up here in the Northwest in rain.
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When they put the Hershey syrup on the shoe, my mind = blown
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's amazing, I wonder what the process is and how much it costs. Could revolutionize recreational outerwear, I sure as hell would like to wear snowboarding gear that did that. I would actually be stoked to put it on some of my normal clothes as well.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Posted about this a while back. The consumer version should be out by mid 2012. Though there is no word on if it is breathable too.
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If its bendable would be win for my ties.
Constantly getting shit all over them and the Dry Cleaner is cleaning me out.
Also the second most liked comment on that video.... some people.
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Wowww...mind=blown. did you see how high the water stayed up in the middle of the glass?
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did some research on this (wikipedia); basicly it adds a silica nano structure to the fibers in the clothing or on the surface of rubber that reduces the contact area of the fluid, this in turn reduces the friction between the fluid and the material and the fluid just falls off. cool shit maynard
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Nano tech is cool, but scary. In graphite and plastics, the carbon nano tubes, (microscopic), if shattered, cause some nasty cancers if inhaled accidentally.

This must be some form of teflon, in a nano application. Scary good.
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