Beta Gel

Submitted by: buddy 9 years ago in Science

Now that is some kind of shock absorbing gel.
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Male 564
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Male 337
I googled "beta gel" and found their website. Among other uses, they suggested this could be used for a mattress to reduce bed sores, or a breast supplement. I guess that`s important to the Japanese.
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Male 468
silly rabbit inventions are for japanese
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Female 1,470
Only the jappies
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Male 1,386
TAMAGO!!!!1
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Male 134
Did anyone else watch the guy`s hands closely when he picked up the egg the final time before he cracked it on the bowl? I`m not saying this is fake, but when I went frame by frame it looks suspicious; check out his left hand, how it cups forward, almost as if hiding something and then the quick flick of the wrist before you can see the inside of it again. Sleight of hand, anyone?
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Female 2,927
the only thing that bothers me about these japanese clips they always have a picture in picture of variouse people`s reaction to the action in the main picture. to me its just distracting and annoying.
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Male 1,371
at first I wasn`t sure what I was looking for. I was thinking..."no, I don`t think thats the gel, thats an egg."...then when he dropped it , TTThhheenn I understood!
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Male 161
oh man, i would kill for some japanese tv channels on my satelitte.
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Female 156
"^ lol that`s true bigbonny
and here in the u.s. we`re too busy talking about "zomg pariz h1l70n""

^^Dextrine...You made me giggle :D

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Male 12
i belive that its fake maby they have a seconed egg already on the ground
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Male 474
Now try it with a suicidal person. :D
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Male 38
Could the egg have been hard-boiled? I can`t see how something that thin could displace the energy of being dropped from a 3+ story building.
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Female 187
translate from japenese to English, the guy has just finished saying

"but wait! there`s more!

when the video cuts off

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Female 15
I`d totally jump off the building and onto that. =D
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Male 25
haha if u jump off a building onto it your gonna die but the ground wont get hurt lol
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Male 334
that was actually pretty cool :o
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Female 34
The Japs did it again! *clap*
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Male 1,497
*notices the dramatic chipmonk is staring at the gel*
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Male 383
OMG SO THIS IS HOW NINJAS can drop from high places!!!
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Male 340
ya if u jumped forma building on that u would die ur organs would turn it mush as the smash the inside of ur body.. this wont work as armor because it is soft and absorbs impact but shrapnel and bullets ect would pass through it. it would be great to put behind bumpers of cars, and the first thing i thought was... hmm that would prolly be a comfy matress
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Female 681
haha
thats cool
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Male 21
how useful i can drop eggs then crack em
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Female 943
umm. what?
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Female 21
that`s a nifty and useful invention
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Male 22
im pretty sure ud still hurt almost the same if u jumped on it from a height like that.. it just..aborbs more shock?
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Male 1,036
It was on the discovery channel on HOW DO THEY DO IT? It`s a compound invented by Asics to cushion the feet while jogging.
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Male 51
yes they broke the yoke you know what that means? that means if you jump off a building your skin and physical features would look fine but the momentum from a sudden stop would result in the total flattening of your internal organs which would cause u to die instantanously and at the same time throwing up 1/2 the blood you have in your body DUH!
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Male 946
but they broke the yoke!!!
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Female 341
I`ve seen this before, on daily planet, like a year ago.
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Female 576
I so missed the point of that.
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Male 2,486
"
do Asians know how retarded they sound?"

First we must ask, do you know how retarded YOU sound?

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Female 416
so much potential.

armor, cars, gaurd rails on roads, a new way to base jump...

I want some! I want some! i`ll take 40 pounds of that stuff and then jump off my roof onto it.:-)

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Female 2,552
I want some of that stuff!
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Male 1,204
"I remember seeing this on T.V. on the discovery channel a while back. They already make bullet-proof vests out of this. The way it works is, when the gel itself feels an intense pressure or is hit with a high velocity impact, the fibers in it contract extremely quickly and intensely, forming a very, very hard shield. Otherwise the material is very lightweight, like a windbreaker."

You mean oobleck? that stuff is prob different. That stuff forms a hard shell, meaning it`d probably break the egg anyway. This may have similar characteristics, but it isn`t the same thing...

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Female 1,492
dude!!! that was kick ass!!! who ever made that would make a killing selling it to the military or something.
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Male 35
i`m pretty sure the bullet proof vest gel stuff is a different material than this if u search "beta gel" on google you can find a few things one it
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Female 27
Someone explain what it is or what happened please?
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Female 1,412
Holy poo, try it with that old dude!
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Male 437
i wonder how mch it cost to make this stuff
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Male 48
Betcha the egg thought "Whoo! I`m alive! I`m aliiiiive!!!" Then- "DANG!"
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Female 1,832
Gnarkill07 - your an idiot. How else do you expect them to sound like, you?
Effing moron.
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Male 1,420
"I remember seeing this on T.V. on the discovery channel a while back. They already make bullet-proof vests out of this. The way it works is, when the gel itself feels an intense pressure or is hit with a high velocity impact, the fibers in it contract extremely quickly and intensely, forming a very, very hard shield."
but, that doesnt explain why the egg didnt break. if its such a hard shield, wouldnt it be very similar to simply hitting solid ground?
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Male 498
WOW GET ABOUT 5 LAYERS OF THAT STUFF ABOUT THE SIZE OF A MATRESS GO ONTOP OF A BUILDING AND JUMP ONTO IT :O
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Male 189
Actually if you`d jump down and land on that standing it would crush your feet, I don`t see how on earth this would stop a body from getting hurt since it`s probably not nice landing on anything that stops you right away as you land.

Erm. anyone see my point?

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Male 188
So it`s basically like a cushion...

Although I suppose the fact that it doesn`t need to change shape to absorb the energy is pretty good.

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Male 133
Wow. At first I thought it was just a stupid piece of putty that didn`t bounce, and they were all overreacting but then: "It`s an egg!?
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Female 2,695
awesome.
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Male 522
How could that possibly work?
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Male 773
i want an egg made out of it.
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Male 1,404
Car seat liner perhaps?
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Female 525
haa silly japanese ppl and their silly inventions =]
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Female 257
Japanese people + Technological innovations = Excitement and "OOOOH!s", always, so cute :)
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Male 8
I remember seeing this on T.V. on the discovery channel a while back. They already make bullet-proof vests out of this. The way it works is, when the gel itself feels an intense pressure or is hit with a high velocity impact, the fibers in it contract extremely quickly and intensely, forming a very, very hard shield. Otherwise the material is very lightweight, like a windbreaker.
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Male 197
Maybe you can wrap an airplane in it and all survive the crash. :)
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Male 305
Yeah it`s cool, but they broke the yoke!
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Male 686
IM GOING TO PUT THAT ON THE BOTTOM OF MY SHOES
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Female 14
I see what those Japanese people did there.

So useful for stuff like planes too, so all that luggage with "fragile" that gets kicked around finally doesn`t break!

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Male 154
Oh man, I want that stuff put in my jackets and things. Someone punches me and I just don`t feel anything.
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Male 888
holy crap.....
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Male 43
This is bad news for suicide jumpers everywhere
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Male 4,246
Holy.
Freaking.
Frik.
:-O
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Male 525
Now toss the guy off the roof. I wanna see a real test. :)

~dragon~

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Female 305
Omg it stopped an egg from cracking :o
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Male 2,586
bullet proof vests :-D

I want some!!!

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Male 779
I have no idea what happened...
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Male 1,142
im sure to asian people you would sound stupid to sometimes.
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Male 59
first thing i thought of was "oh man i gotta get some of that so i can throw myself off buildings and not get hurt"
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Male 122
do Asians know how retarded they sound?
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Female 45
Is it weird that I want a mattress out of that? :3
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Male 550
The potential is huge!
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Female 1,025
JAPAN!
supplying america with "freaky as hell" ideas.
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Male 350
I got a few pounds of that stuff in my ass.
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Male 180
Assuming this isn`t like the Japanese equivalent of David Blaine or Chris Angel.

Anyone hear any news stories on it?

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Male 994
Hey you know what that would be really useful!

Finally a thing from Japan that`s weird but you can use!

I bet HollyWood would love to get their hands on the stuff.

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Female 3,562
"hmmm what`s the big deal...oh wait...that`s an EGG??"
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Male 483
^ lol that`s true bigbonny

and here in the u.s. we`re too busy talking about "zomg pariz h1l70n"

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Male 2,216
How the hell does that work? They need to make pavements out of that stuff, suicide jumpers would just land on their ass looking disgruntled.
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Male 1,289
OOOOoOOooo!
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Male 146
That actually could be an extremely useful invention. I can`t believe the egg didnt crack after being dropped 22 meters!
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Female 1,596
That looks awesome o.o
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Male 648
hmmm, make cars out of that stuff?
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Male 162
you know, for like impact armor and stuff. i dunno.
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Male 162
silly japanese people. always making crazy inventions. actually, i dunno that stuff might be pretty useful.
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Male 10,115
Link: Beta Gel [Rate Link] - Now that is some kind of shock absorbing gel.
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