While watching the Gadget Show on channel Five (15th December 2008) the presenters, Dallas Campbell and Jason Bradbury, had a look at future technologies and what we could expect to see in the shops in the future, one of the technologies that caught my eye was Ion-Mask, a technology that could potentially render many of our every day items completely impermeable to water. The Ion-Mask technology works by using a chemical based on the element fluorine which when placed in a closed chamber, vaporises and attaches itself, molecule by molecule, to the material. Watching the Gadget Show article and others on You Tube shows that Ion-Mask could be applied to virtually any object!
For more information about this exciting new technology and what applications it could be used for, please take a look at the videos.
Source: Gadget Show, Five TV – 2008. Click here to watch the Gadget Show article.