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Umbrella Online - Current Issue

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ISSN 0160-0699

Volume 29, No. 4, Dec 2006

Nano-Umbrella / King of Rwanda

Nano-Umbrella

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Using nanotechnology based on the Lotus flower’s nanostructures that slough off water and dirt, the NanoNuno umbrella wicks away water and dries with little more than a simple shake. Though you may have seen this little example of practical hi-tech elsewhere, for city-dwellers who think a mud room is a bar or for those of us who have a general prejudice against the annoyances of carrying an umbrella, the NanoNuno is an innovation that easesthe hassles of winter weather.


Paul Kagame Umbrella

Paul Kagame on an umbrella

photo courtesy of Julie Dermansky