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Looks strange, but man does it taste good when you're thirsty!
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I really cannot believe no one in my Google+ stream is talking about this.. Did I somehow miss it? This is easily the most amazing practical application of nano technology that I have seen recently. Its impact on the improvement of the world may be more difficult to see than, say, electricity producing nanodot paint, but surely the general public would be floored by this.
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This superhydrophobic coating is truly stunning
by Christopher MacManus November 11, 2011 3:53 PM PST
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A superhydrophobic spray-on coating set to launch next year could dramatically change our perception of the phrase "water resistant."
NeverWet is a patent-pending silicon-based covering that deflects nearly all liquids and heavy oils by creating a very high contact angle upon application. The angle is much higher than traditional substrates, such as car wax (90 degrees), Teflon (95 degrees), or Rain-X (110 degrees). Liquid literally glides off NeverWet's 160 degree to 175 degree angle in a way that almost seems like computer animation, as seen in the video below.

Left: Contact angles of various surfaces. Right: A droplet sitting on a the superhydrophobic surface of a lotus leaf, which is extremely difficult to get wet.
(Credit: Ross Nanotechnologies)
At first glance, the mind-bending NeverWet comes across as a liquid repellent, but it is much more than that. Surfaces that are sprayed with NeverWet repel ice, corrosion, and even bacteria. The company behind the product, Ross Nanotechnologies, says on its Web site that the material does not fade in strength from blasts of high pressure. In fact, it even states that NeverWet-infused materials "have remained under seawater for over a year and reemerged completely dry."


A dramatic video by the company also demonstrates something unbelievable: a waterproof iPhone. A video shows an iPhone covered in NeverWet, sitting in a bowl of water for 30 minutes, remaining fully functional the entire time it is submerged. Other potential applications include a variety of objects and places, such as shoes, electrical equipment, clothing, hospitals, bathroom products, and much more.
Lancaster Online has an informative interview with several of the people behind NeverWet, including co-inventor Vinod Sikka. He admits to the Pennsylvania newspaper, "It's challenging to break into the coatings market. People have been using the same stuff from the same suppliers for a long time. It is very novel, and when you start thinking about it, you can think about how transformative the technology can be," Jones said. "You can use it everywhere."
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My 4 year old son: Daddy, how do you say 'good' in German?
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Don't know why I didn't like this a long time ago; the Internet is like the Sunday circular without it.
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Linux Systems Administrator
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  • Rackspace Hosting Inc.
    Web Scale Engineer - Critical Sites, 2010 - present
  • Rackspace Hosting
    Linux Systems Administrator, 2006 - 2007
  • CompReview
    Systems Administrator, 1998 - 2001
  • ARC
    Systems Administrator, 1996 - 1997
  • Unigraphics (ARC)
    Systems Administrator, 1997 - 1998
  • Total Petrolium (ARC)
    Helpdesk Specialist, 1996 - 1997
  • Insurance Administrative Services
    IT Director, 2001 - 2004
  • ACSC (AAA California) (ARC)
    Project Engineer, 1998 - 1999
  • HNC
    Systems Administrator, 1999 - 2000
  • Fair Isaac
    Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2001
  • Sierra Life Solutions
    IT Director, 2001 - 2004
  • MSCD
    Helpdesk Technician, 1995 - 1996
  • Rackspace Hosting Inc.
    Lead Technician, 2007 - 2009
  • Rackspace Hosting Inc.
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2009 - 2010
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I enjoy building tube amplifiers from scratch. Going to start designing my own soon.
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  • Washington State University
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
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I do not often write reviews, however in the case of Jon Wayne I feel that I must. We recently had them come out to inspect and charge our two Carrier units, the first of which has had a very slow leak for a couple of years. I get this unit charged about once a year and forget about it, until recently this has been an ideal solution as it was only about $150 to charge it. Apparently due to the EPA R-410A is now more than 2x the price so this charge was almost $400, so I'm going to fix the coil. The second unit stopped cooling very quickly and we needed to figure out what was wrong. The technician charged the unit and climbed back into the attic where he discovered that a large leak had developed in the TXV line where it had been rubbing, you could visibly see the gas escaping. I knew that my hard earned money was quickly evaporating into thin air and he did not really seem bothered by this so I suggested that he pull the remaining charge down into the compressor so that I wouldn't loose all of my R-410A and be out another $400 bucks once the evaporator coil was replaced. The technician was more than happy to do this for me, but this leads me to my first concern, why did I have to suggest that to him? He is a service technician for, from what I can tell, one of the top HVAC companies in the city and it took a consumer to suggest that he pull the remaining refrigerant down into the compressor? I have family that was in the HVAC trade so I have some idea as to what is going on, but a typical consumer would have wasted $400 and Jon Wayne would have been just fine with that, not to mention the environmental impact of letting 5 or 6 pounds of this gas into the atmosphere, why do you think the EPA is inflating the cost so much? Would they approve of this? Now, on to replacing the faulty coil. I had figured that Jon Wayne was expensive, but they also have extremely good reviews so I figured they were probably worth it. Boy was I wrong! From previous experience with the first unit I was thinking that this repair was going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,500 - $2,000. The technician quoted me nearly $4,800 to replace the coil in this unit, that is just to replace the coil! Based on my research and some help from my family it looks like I will be able to get a replacement coil for about $500 shipped and we are going to do the dirty work ourselves and have a licensed technician come and do the startup so I am looking at probably $750 - $900 plus a couple of hours work to do it myself. I fully understand markup and realize that any HVAC company is probably going to double up on parts and get around a hundred bucks an hour in labor, but this is nearly 10 times what the coil costs!!! 10 TIMES!!! Frankly, they should be ashamed of themselves and you should definitely get a second opinion before trusting their pricing. I must say that the technician was very nice and courteous and I had absolutely no problem with him, other than the fact that he was willing to let all of that R-410A leak out. I think that all of my problems are more indicative of the company as a whole and not just this technician.
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