Joel Detrow July 30, 2013 03:02 PM It's amazing how many times important discoveries have been made by accident! Gregg Eshelman July 30, 2013 11:18 PM Some of the biggest discoveries have come from failed experiments.In 1856, William Henry Perkin, 18 years old, was challenged by his professor to come up with a way to synthesize quinine for treating malaria.While cleaning the glassware with alcohol after a failure, he noticed it turned a brilliant shade of purple. Having kept notes of the process he was able to duplicate the result, launching the synthetic color industry with 3-amino-2,±9-dimethyl-5-phenyl-7-(p-tolylamino)phenazinium acetate. Andrew Zuckerman July 30, 2013 11:31 PM Micro thong pads The Skud July 31, 2013 12:33 AM I'm with Andrew - this material will almost overnight revolutionise the tampon and lady-pad industry! As an 'older' man (think prostate) it would also be ideal for us, easily made into a concealable liner for jocks or boxer shorts. More power to the 'accidental genius'! Romaine Spence July 31, 2013 08:44 AM Scientific progress goes "boink". :-) Bob Stuart July 31, 2013 10:57 AM Finally, an area comparison we can all relate to - the sails on our megayachts! It is nice to have a break from all those supercar articles, too. Who needs more than half a dozen ? f8lee July 31, 2013 01:19 PM I just hope that the kitty litter filler is produced from used drug delivery material, rather than the other way around. BB2 July 31, 2013 01:25 PM Should make a effective water filter as well. K July 31, 2013 01:34 PM Will I be able to get rid on my not-so-user-friendly dehumidifier down in the basement? Will they make a 'brick' of this miracle for me to use instead? doug9694 July 31, 2013 02:12 PM Can it be used to store heat or hydrogen? I would like to store the heat of summer to be used in winter and the reverse cheaply.