Phil shows off several new materials that scientists and engineers have created. He mentions that they are created both for fun and for practical applications. He describes several new materials, such as a thermochromic mug and nitonol wire, and demonstrates how they work.
Nano coating is applied over a variety of every day objects like sunglasses, laptop screens and to repel water off items. Scientists and engineers at the University of Michigan are researching nano coating to be applied in solar panels and laptop displays.