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by Ben Piper September 21, 2006 - 2:24pm, 2 Comments

Close-up of a NanoNuno's nanostructure

Nanotechnology and soggy scientists have released the NanoNuno, a revolutionary umbrella literally impervious to rain.

It’s only logical that the newest and most efficient precipitation protection should come from the chaps forced to bear many a rainy day. Pro-Idee, a UK-based company now offers an umbrella inspired by the lotus flower. The flower’s leaves are notoriously untouched and unharmed by pollution due to their tiny, fine-grained nanostructures which make dirt and water roll right off.

NanoNuno’s fabric is comprised of miniscule nanostructure designed to mimic the surface of lotus flower petals. As such moisture does not permeate the fabric, just as with the leaves of a lotus flower. Indeed, the days of walking with a damp umbrella after a rainstorm are over, thanks to the revolutionary design of the NanoNuno.

Upgrading the quality of umbrella does not, however, mean that the Brits will be sacrificing style. The NanoNuno is a classic, elegant, and full-length umbrella with a wooden handle and built-in automatic mechanism. Furthermore, one won’t have to worry about the debonair cognac-colored fabric fading or staining as the absence of dirt and water will keep the NanoNuno as immaculate as it came. The only catch: a dry stroll with the NanoNuno currently costs $94. For a price like that one might as well just stay in doors.