Self-driving cars? Pssssh! Big deal! You know what’s even cooler? A bottle of ketchup where no ketchup is ever left behind.
Aiming to solve an age-old problem, MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith concocted a special lubricant he calls LiquiGlide. When applied to bottles, it can make the surface inside super slippery so that the entire contents will pour right out effortlessly.
Working with a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group, Smith says that any sauce like ketchup or mayo “just floats right onto the sandwich.”
Here’s a video demonstrating a bottle with the special coating to prove his point:
How cool is that! No more violent thrashing as you try to squeeze the very last stubborn drops of ketchup. Your Heinz bottle will thank you for it.
Smith says that the special coating works with many types of packaging including glass and plastic. Furthermore, he hopes that LiquiGlide will eventually save billions of dollars from food waste each year.
Thus far, Smith and his team are headed in the right track. They recently placed second in MIT’s Entrepreneurship Competition. He is also working with some companies to market LiquiGlide, though talks are still in its early stages.
Source: Fast Company