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Finally....dishes we don't have to clean!

by Otis Day

Researchers are on the verge of a breakthrough that could make it possible to never have to do the dishes again.

It's a plate and bowl set that has a special "self-cleaning" coating that makes it repel dirt and liquids.

The Swedish designers of the futuristic dishes used natural material called "nanocellulose" to develop their invention.

The material is not only lightweight and easy to mold, but it's also durable enough to withstand accidental drops.

The surface of the dishes is considered super-hydrophobic and it repels liquids and causes water to bead off. 

Get the full story at smithsonianmag.com