7 Man-Made Substances That Defy Physics

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Science
http://www.cracked.com/article_17476_7-man-made-substances-that-laugh-in-face-physics.html

The world is full of wacky substances and elements that say, ""Hey logic, go F yourself.""
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Male 906
i love science. i wish i could make love to it.
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Male 233
I like the bouncy one! XD.
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Male 43
Yea, i didnt understand first thing, second thing sounds like unbelievable and third, that liquid oxygen is very interesting.
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Male 81
"What do you get when you suspend nanoparticles of iron compounds in a colloidal solution of water, oil and a surfactant?"

Ferrofluids, Duhh!!!
Ah the worlds lightest ping pong ball, a great marvel indeed

"Perfluorocarbons are fluids that contain pooloads of oxygen, making it possible to breathe liquid. They originally tested it back in the 60s on mice, with a certain degree of success... sort of."

Very scientific

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Female 943
#3 is just like corn starch and water..
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Male 601
I`m surprised they didn`t have sulfur hexaflouride on there. It`s a gas that behaves like liquid water and it`s invisible (doesn`t distort light like water does, so you can`t tell it`s there).
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Male 2,553
I like so many of those, but the author stumbled on one dangerous use of the carbon nano strands: incredibly dangerous, unbreakable and preactically invisible strands in the place of ordinary string for people to trip on. With the strands, if the people were running, the strands would cut straight through their legs.

Have you seen the movie Ghostship? The first scene, the one on the boat? Yeah, that`s what I`m talking about, `cept now the cable is invisible.

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Male 2,552
That was a great article!
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Female 4,028
I`ve heard of a few of those; really cool. Makes me excited for their uses.
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Male 84
Well cup/bucket. In between.

They also sell aerogel/frozen smoke.

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Male 84
Did anybody mention united nuclear for the ferrofluids? Buy the magnaview or whatever it`s called. I have a bucket. Er...had. I miss my bucket.

It`s squishy when you poke it. Only near a magnet though. Stuff`s cheap too.

Magna View liquid is close to the bottom of this page

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Female 15,763
Oooh I`ve heard of those nanotubes! I heard they can make amazing superlaptops...
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Male 672
The non-newtonian fluids... isn`t that the corn starch with water stuff I used to make when I was little? It behaves a lot like that.
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Male 8,302
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Male 3,915
crazy sh*t yo....
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Male 1,629
all of these are common knowledge i thought, cept the carbon nanotubes. those r new to me
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Male 25
ferrofluids picture looked like lavos
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Male 5,190
Oh no transparent clothes.
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Male 120
None of this "Defies the laws of physics" It is all pretty standard physics, just not normal every day stuff that we all think about.
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Male 2,600
Why aren`t memristors in this selection? Before the textbooks were rewritten, those things really *did* defy physics. Bah.
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Male 28
The non - newtonian effect can be achieved using only instant custard, admitedly you do need an industrial cement mixer.
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Male 2,788
"Sunglasses hinges that never break, toasters that get the toast right every time, TV remotes where the numbers don`t wear off the buttons, ceiling fans that don`t vibrate. Bags of chips that never get stuck in the vending machine. Carbon nanotubes will drating solve it all."


L. O. L.

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Male 1,109
my mind was just blown.
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Female 291
wow i suck at science bullpoo they teach in school, but this article was guinuenly interesting
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Female 538
You can make that "liquid crap that turns solid" for about 97 cents plus the cost of water.
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Male 3,425
As a bit of a science nerd, I REALLY loved this article. I`m hugely interested in the flexible screens thing, it`s actually really interesting if you look into it.
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Female 108
I want some of that liquid crap that turns solid.
it baffles me. haha
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Male 128
"Carbon nanotubes will f*cking solve it all."
:)
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Male 1,254
Thats an example of a non-Newtonian fluid, but there are others.

I hadn`t known that nanotubes were discovered via an arc welder. Seems like some of the best discoveries always happen by accident...Well I`m off to put a hamster in the Large Hadron Collider and win myself a Nobel Prize.

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Male 1,523
Isn`t non-Newtonian liquid just corn starch and water?
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Male 460
That was awesome! areogel should be the new concrete of the future provided its cheap to make
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Female 430
Okay. That`s it. I am making the non-Newtonian stuff. D:
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Male 5,314
science for the win
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Male 439
I wonder how the work on carbon nanotubes go, when i last heard about it they could only make pretty short ones, limiting the use. But hey, i`m still looking forward to that there space elevator.
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Male 14,334
I want to play with frozen smoke it looks cool.
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Male 17,512
The "transparent alumina" is also known as sapphire glass. It`s been used to make the clear tops of watches (crystals) for a long time now. Problem is they have a hard time making them any larger than a dinner plate and cutting it is nearly impossible.
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Female 961
oh science. once again you`ve won me over
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Female 241
i love this stuff.
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Male 57
i see transparent cars in the near future...=)
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Male 284
I Want The 7# One.
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Male 20,196
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