As reported on gizmodo.com, at the end of a sticky summer, your lawn furniture's going to be gross with mold, algae, moss, fungi, or other bacterial yuck. You get to go in and take a shower after a day in the sun, but your furniture just festers. Unless it's made with titanium dioxide, as these German researchers discovered.
Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology in Germany are experimenting with covering lawn furniture and other surfaces with a photocatalyitic coating of titanium dioxide which could eventually lead to the furniture cleaning itself.
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