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    Video: Irish student invents 'best thing since Sellotape' - Technology, Business - Independent.ie

    An Irish art student based in a warehouse in east London has invented a product already being described as the best thing since Sellotape and Blu-Tack.

    Sugru is a silicone, which can be used to glue things together, patch leaky boots, or create a variety of custom-made handles, hooks, and feet for wobbly chair legs.

    It has the appearance of children's modelling clay, which once out of its airtight packet, can be moulded into any shape and fixed onto leather, metal, ceramic, wood and plastic.

    After about 24 hours it "cures" and will adhere to any substance with the strength of ultra strong glue but it does not become rock hard. Instead, it stays slightly flexible.

    Sugru, Irish for play, has been invented by Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh, a former art student determined to give old and broken household objects a new lease of life.

    "I was inspired by the internet and the whole idea of user-generated content. I wanted something that people could make their own and use in their own way.

    "A lot of stuff gets thrown away not just because it is broken but because it has stopped being useful or fashionable. If you can adapt it or hack it that's got to be better than putting it in the bin."
    The material, once cured, is dishwasher proof and heat resistant to 180C (356F). A packet, containing 10 sachets of Sugru, costs £7 (€7.70).
    A brilliant stocking filler, able to give hours of harmless amusement.

    Any good suggestions on what to use it for ?

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeJsH5WL9IE&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube- meet sugru[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeswideopen View Post
    Video: Irish student invents 'best thing since Sellotape' - Technology, Business - Independent.ie





    A brilliant stocking filler, able to give hours of harmless amusement.

    Any good suggestions on what to use it for ?

    Patching our economy from imploding after the budget?. (for 2 months anyway)
    “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.” - Friedrich A. Hayek

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    pump it into the governments mouths and send them to flood hit areas as life rafts or seeing as the worst is over (hopefully) just set them adrift on the open sea
    Britain operated death squads - ''97% of the Loyalists I interviewed were working directly for the State.'' - Nuala O'Loan. #FreeAhedTamimi

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    PLugging the broken quay wall in Cork seems like a good one.

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    What a dissapointment - I was hoping it was going to be a new form of guillotine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra Syndrome View Post
    Patching our economy from imploding after the budget?. (for 2 months anyway)
    Damn! Beaten to it yet again!

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    hmmm

    3M or Loctite and the might of their R&D departments will be stumped

    another Irish bluster, my, some of us certainly know how to cry wolf

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    Thanks Eyes, great invention.
    Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
    Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But Conscience asks the question - is it right?
    And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;but one must take it simply because it is right. -MLK

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    An Irish art student based in a warehouse in east London
    Is this our smart economy?

    Interesting but is this really a new invention?

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