Car paints changing with temperature by ZDNet's Roland Piquepaille -- German researchers have used ion bombardment and gold metallisation to produce new particles whose bonding behavior can be chemically tailored. This could lead to new shimmering car finishes which can change with temperature or humidity or new cosmetics.
Now when I first saw this, I thought "Wow....", but then I went outside to drop the kids off at school and remembered how frigging cold it is and thought, "Hmmm, the car will always be covered blue in this country", since it is so damn cold and wet most of the time...
Likewise, when I was living in Fort Worth, TX, it would probably have been bright red all the time, which isn't quite the case since the temperature variations over the year was easliy 50 degrees if not more...
Posted by Chris Wright at December 6, 2005 9:26 AM
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Chris - did you see any of the weather forecasts for Firt Worth today?! Freezing ice/temperatures - snow! All the usual aquaplaning cars skidding around highways etc :)
Posted by: Paul at December 7, 2005 11:35 PM