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  • New waterproof surface is 'driest ever'

    11/21/2013 2:43:37 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 21 November 2013 | James Morgan
    US engineers have created the "most waterproof material ever" - inspired by nasturtium leaves and butterfly wings. The new "super-hydrophobic" surface could keep clothes dry and stop aircraft engines icing over, they say. The lotus leaf was thought to be the gold standard for staying dry in nature, but now a team from MIT in Boston say they have surpassed it. By adding tiny ridges to a silicon surface, they made water bounce off it 40% faster than the previous "limit".
  • Transparent Digital Keyboard

    05/06/2010 4:06:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 2,097+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 5 2010 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It's indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It's based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology. It judges clicking depending on the image of the size and where your finger touches the keyboard.
  • Making paper waterproof--and writable

    08/09/2005 10:13:36 AM PDT · by RosieCotton · 10 replies · 807+ views
    CNET - www.news.com ^ | August 9, 2005 | Michael Kanellos
    http://www.news.com/ Making paper waterproof--and writable By Michael Kanellos http://news.com.com/Making+paper+waterproof--and+writable/2100-7337_3-5823337.html Story last modified Tue Aug 09 04:00:00 PDT 2005 Sally Ramsey, founder of Ecology Coatings, jerry-rigged an apparatus in her lab to show a chemical company representative how rapidly one of Ecology's coatings dries when exposed to ultraviolet light. To avoid making a mess, she put a piece of paper underneath the object she wanted to spray. When cleaning up, Ramsey exposed the paper to UV light to dry it and make it easier to throw away. On a whim, she checked to see if the coating, which was...