A Super-Slippery Material To…Slip People Up

The New Scientist offers its patent sleuth’s most interesting, surprising and sometimes alarming, discoveries of 2006. My favorite is:

An even less lethal alternative might be to coat an adversary with slippery slime. US researchers developed a super-slippery material that could be sprayed from the back of a truck or tank. It could be an ideal solution, they suggest, for police or military forces trying to break up riots without causing anyone serious harm.

The full write-up is here.

Published by Max Kalehoff

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