This is really, really cool

November 25th, 2008

Nanotech clothing fabric ‘never gets wet’

If you were to soak even your best raincoat underwater for two months it would be wet through at the end of the experience. But a new waterproof material developed by Swiss chemists would be as dry as the day it went in.

Lead researcher Stefan Seeger at the University of Zurich says the fabric, viagra canada ed made from polyester fibres coated with millions of tiny silicone filaments, cialis canada case is the most water-repellent clothing-appropriate material ever created.

Drops of water stay as spherical balls on top of the fabric (see image, thumb right) and a sheet of the material need only be tilted by 2 degrees from horizontal for them to roll off like marbles. A jet of water bounces off the fabric without leaving a trace

One question: how the heck do you wash it?

(I guess this is why the phrase “dry clean only” was invented.)

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Coop  |  November 25th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I suppose if it can’t get wet, it’s gotta be pretty stain-resistant as well.

  • 2. Wonder Woman  |  November 26th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    For active wear this would definitely rock – unless it has a funky smell – some of those “new” fabrics for working out put the fun in FUNKY!

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