Here’s great news for slobs: Ross Nanotechnology has created a silicon-based superhydrophobic spray called “NeverWet” that can make liquids and heavy oils “shoot off” anything it’s applied to. In addition, the spray also prevents corrosion and keeps surfaces free of bacteria, making “ovens, toilet plungers and bed pans a cinch to clean”. Project leader Andy Jones stated that the product could also work to protect electronics:
“I sprayed my iPhone with NeverWet, submerged it in a foot of water for 30 minutes, took it out and it was good to go. Jones said.”
Although a release date hasn’t been revealed, Jones said he expects to see some significant product launches in early 2012, which would include the first retail version of NeverWet for use by consumers.
Hit the jump to see NeverWet in action.