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    Cool Is this neat or what... ?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Talk about being on the proverbial Slippery Slope, this idea is a beauty...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/sc...l?rref=science

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    Very neat. Those guys at MIT are really producing innovative tech with their research income. I want Heinz to license it for their tomato sauce bottles.
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    Lots of very cool applications for that!


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    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    ....much of what we buy never makes it out of the container and is instead thrown away — up to a quarter of skin lotion, 16 percent of laundry detergent and 15 percent of condiments like mustard and ketchup.
    Haa !!
    I eat oats (porridge) regularly, and noticed many years ago how sticky and messy the bowl ends up when you are finished........unless.... You sprinkle a little sugar on the hot porridge and let it "melt" .
    the liquified sugar miraculously gets in between the oats and the bowl resulting in a separate "blob" of oats sliding around in a slippery bowl which is totally clean (other than a liquid sugar coating) when you have finished.
    ....of course you still have to wash the bowl so the effect is not of any real benefit...but hey !, the oats taste good !
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    Is this the same compound currently being painted on ships hulls, graffiti prone areas and Hamburgs public urination spots? Read somewhere that it costs $500 per sq meter.
    Hamburg splashes out on wee-resistant paint to stop public urination - Newstalk

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    Umm ....

    I made super hydrophobic surfaces using tetra-ethyl orthoxy silane on glass surfaces back in the 1980s.
    The ones at MIT might be super super hydrophobic or ridiculously hydrophobic or even ludicrously hydrophobic :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blend52 View Post
    Haa !!
    I eat oats (porridge) regularly, and noticed many years ago how sticky and messy the bowl ends up when you are finished
    The sugar works but we just let the cat clean the bowls instead :-)



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