New Nanotech Cloth
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Tohru Ohnuki
(erdferkel) - F

Locale: S. California
New Nanotech Cloth on 11/25/2008 12:59:43 MST Print View

Still in the laboratory stage, but I can't wait to see outdoor gear made with this stuff:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16126-nanotech-clothing-fabric-never-gets-wet.html

water bounces off this nanotech material

Edited by erdferkel on 11/25/2008 13:02:39 MST.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: New Nanotech Cloth on 11/25/2008 13:08:21 MST Print View

Bring it on!!!!

adam blanton
(adamallstar) - MLife

Locale: Central Texas
sweet! on 11/25/2008 13:40:14 MST Print View

Just saw this on /. Wonder how breathable the coating is if a all

Tom Beno
(KillerB) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
limited durability but sweet anyway on 11/25/2008 13:44:29 MST Print View

Not very durable right now - can't survive a laundry wash cycle. An impressive step though, 100% waterproofing with essentially no weight penalty.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: limited durability but sweet anyway on 11/25/2008 13:49:42 MST Print View

And might very well be breathable.

Sean Walashek
(caraz) - F

Locale: bay area
satan in a sunday hat on 11/25/2008 14:57:15 MST Print View

Its the stuff that company pl2 is using I think. Here's an article on the concept and execution.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6THY-4TG35FC-3&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=8366eb1c7a94cc8592c2b53eb0bebd7a

I dont know how to make the link nice and neat. Newho things that are too good to be true: are. I think of the health concerns with having microscopic silicone slivers/fluorocarbon plasmas work their way into your skin. Otherwise its amazing. Imagine bathingsuits that dont get wet.

Edited by caraz on 11/25/2008 14:59:06 MST.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: satan in a sunday hat on 11/25/2008 15:47:21 MST Print View

Next they'll do it to tee shirts...