NeverWet: What Kind of Strange, Sick and Wonderful Water-Repelling Voodoo Is This?!

Simply amazing! I can not believe someone has invented a fully waterproof solution. Go NeverWet

Tech

“I’m looking for some NeverWet,” I said to the first person I could find inside my local Home Depot on Saturday. I was trying not to sound too excited while at the same time somehow trying to say NeverWet in the least sexual way possible. It’s kind of a weird product name.

But it’s a good product name in the sense that, as you can see in the above video, whatever you spray it on appears to never get wet. The first demo, where the girl sprays the NeverWet into the cooking pan, makes my brain hurt. Water isn’t supposed to behave like that.

“You and everyone else,” replied the Home Depot guy. I was lost in thought like Ralphie in A Christmas Story dreaming about his Red Ryder BB gun, but quickly snapped back into reality, remembering that I had asked where to find the stuff.

So for now…

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German researchers make progress on a long-lasting battery for electric cars

You know all of the nonsense we post to get people to look at our special blogs??? Well THIS is the sort of thing we should be spreading. Excellent news.

Gigaom

Battery technology is one of the major hurdles to the mass adoption of electric vehicles, and batteries that lose their capacity are also the scourge of our gadget-filled lives. One potential solution to this problem has recently been announced by a German research center, which claims to have produced a long-life and high-power battery.

The issue with batteries is that they lose capacity and reliability over time as they are charged and discharged. The very chemical reactions that make lithium-ion an effective technology also ultimately lead to its undoing, eventually causing capacity fade and lower rates that kill the battery. This problem is compounded at high temperatures, like those in electric vehicles.

Ford Focus ElectricBut the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (its German acronym is ZSW), a non-profit research consortium, says that its newly developed batteries last as long, or longer than, most people own a car, meaning that…

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