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GE develops non-stick plastic


It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy to know that some of the best minds on this watery blue ellipsoid are working hard to crack the secret of Fermat's Last Theorem and uh, how to efficiently dislodge ketchup onto fries. See, the good folks at GE have modified the inexpensive plastic  "Lexan" to make it more slippery than a "freshly waxed car."  While GE has not set out to make consumables yet, it's easy to imagine practical uses in sticky sweet food containers, ever-clean building materials, and in medical applications where tiny volumes of bodily fluids must be whisked away through micrometer-scale channels. Yeah, we know what you're thinking -- it's been done.

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