Superhydrophobic Surface Treatment

Apparently this is available in the US in hardware stores (Home Depot), the product is “NeverWet”.  No idea about whether the product should be available as a consumer product, but as a concept it sure is pretty amazing.  The applications could be incredible.  $US20 for 2 cans (and yes, I checked that it is actually available).

However, in the wrong hands, I would be concerned about its safety.

Imagine if swallowed.  How could the body absorb nutrition, if the surfaces of the stomach repel liquids absolutely? If you got it in your eyes, then the eyes could not lubricate.  Sure there are a whole swag of other dangers of the liquid/application.

On the other hand, how amazing the potentials.  For example, in the video the lack of waste in the concrete pour.  I wonder how a ship would perform with such a substance on its hull.  There would be so much less friction of water passing the hull.  Get a spill on a concrete floor, and have the floor repel the liquid (water, oil etc).  If a piece of equipment was completely treated, could you clean it down with a hose?  In a video on the NeverWet website, it shows an iPhone and a calculator, both operating quite happily underwater, with only an external coating of the product.  Computers that would be proof against a sprinkler system deluge. Car windscreens that wouldn’t need windscreen wipers.

Amazing stuff.

Selling Atkins Saws

Lost Art Press

Importance of Getting Your Article Right First and then Advertising it Emphasized by the Experience of the Manufacturers—How E.C. Atkins Started a Business that Now Employs 1200 Men in the Home Plant—Sought Publicity Through the Trade Papers First—Now Uses General Magazines and Weeklies.

“Get something worth selling— then use printers’ ink.”

This is the Golden Rule of business which E. C. Atkins & Co. followed for many years before they got the “something.” Then they applied the stimulant which produces business wealth — printers’ ink. The sum total is, the company is now one of the greatest producers of saws in the world and some say the greatest. Year after year the Atkins output increases in volume and the expenditures for advertising space grow apace.

The story of Atkins advertising is necessarily the story of Atkins saws, of the man who made both possible. As a maker of saws, the…

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Gas Log Fire

New fireplace now commissioned.


Not a wood burner (though it sure looks like one), come on instantly with the remote, and means the Coonara can be either installed elsewhere in the house…… or become an addition for the shed. Hmmm decisions, decisions!

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