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    Quote Originally Posted by kobold View Post
    but, but, how does it impact the environment? if it's released into the nature will it interfere with the water uptake of living organisms? is it biodegradable? what happens if i swallow it? can i still drink beer? etc...
    Not a silly comment. 3M reformulated Scotchguard because the original formula did not biodegrade. ADM tried to make a biodegradable trash bag by loading the plastic with corn starch but all it degraded to was a plastic mesh. The point is that it is not desirable to have most things last forever unless you want to be buried in worn out junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    ... once the water falls off the treated surface it is dry.....
    Dry water?! What will they think of next?!

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    Here is a guy who explains why substances act the way they do when treated with this stuff.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaE9k-xUtrQ

    and here is lily naturally acting this Superhydrophobic

    http://youtu.be/Me-h1LA9pm0

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    and here is a website about the superhydrophobic stuff. http://superhydrophobiccoating.com/

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    Some very cool stuff! I would be very interested to how it impacts the environment as well.
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Dry water?! What will they think of next?!

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    room temperature fire, of course.

    The Tick at a mad scientist convention.... (The Tick is an excellent superhero spoof that started in comic books and made some appearances on saturday morning cartoons and a brief appearance as a sitcom......)

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    Sounds like a possible substitute for silnylon and an easier process.
    There are very few problems we can solve ourselves, but there is almost nothing we cannot solve together.

    Most often when someone says they can't, they are unwilling to try.

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    Sound and looks very interesting, and lots of possible uses. But I too am interested in the environmental impact of a product like this.

    Don't just think of the kayak, think all ships, boats and barges. Would it reduce drag? If it did by a just a bit, that's a big fuel savings, our largest expense, and it would all over every commercial boat/ship in no time.
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    This unformulated principle is the foundation of the different systems of all the sages."
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    wowser that stuffs awesome! i cant wait to get me some.

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    But, what happens to the sweat and other goo of your body on the inside if it doesn't travel out. Am I going to have liquid me overflowing my shoes? It'd be like wearing latex.
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