Solving a crossword is pretty satisfying, but solving a problem that has niggled at the dinner table of mankind since 1837 is nothing short of revolutionary. So where to begin in describing the utter genius behind the recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology breakthrough? Well, for two months a team of mechanical engineers and scientists, led by MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith, have been holed up in a lab trying to find a way to eradicate the problem of wastage in condiments bottles; and they’ve done it. The solution? LiquiGlide, a non-toxic coating that can line the inside of the bottle to make the liquid inside slide out with complete ease leaving nothing behind.
I won’t say much more, just watch the videos. Once you’ve gotten over how cool it is, let’s start a campaign to make some sort of statue or public holiday to commemorate the everyday genius that has come out of these guys who just set out to solve a small problem, and did it with gusto.
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