It appears that a Turkish company has perfected the invention of “liquid glass” in a breakthrough that will likely make it and its German patent holder fantastically wealthy. With the United States pouring billions into these wars (while cutting educational budgets) and countries like China spending equally on new research (here), we will increasingly be the consumers rather than the inventors of such new technology.
Spray-on liquid glass is an amazing transparent, non-toxic substance that can protect against water saturation, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections. It is both completely flexible and breathable. It will likely coat many of the surfaces of your home and office.
It consists of almost pure silicon dioxide (silica, the normal compound in glass) extracted from quartz sand.
The bigger winner will be Nanopool, a family-owned German company.
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