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43 Responses to 7 Man-Made Substances That Defy Physics

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2009 at 9:22 am
    Link: 7 Man-Made Substances That Defy Physics - The world is full of wacky substances and elements that say, ``Hey logic, go F yourself.``
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    Spiralz2k8 Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 9:43 am
    I Want The 7# One.
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    littleyoyo Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 9:51 am
    i see transparent cars in the near future...=)
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    skullcandy Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 9:55 am
    i love this stuff.
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    YLE Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 10:08 am
    oh science. once again you`ve won me over
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    habbazoot Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 10:23 am
    good article, but did it take anyone else a while to load, and then the page went really slow?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 22, 2009 at 10:26 am
    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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    habbazoot Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 10:29 am
    well, atleast for the first page?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2009 at 10:34 am
    I want to play with frozen smoke it looks cool.
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    Megido Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 11:13 am
    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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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 11:39 am
    science for the win
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    LexiLeet Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    Okay. That`s it. I am making the non-Newtonian stuff. D:
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    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    That was awesome! areogel should be the new concrete of the future provided its cheap to make
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    Piepig Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    Isn`t non-Newtonian liquid just corn starch and water?
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    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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    Exquisitte Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    "Carbon nanotubes will f*cking solve it all."
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    xoxojackiee Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    I want some of that liquid crap that turns solid.
    it baffles me. haha
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    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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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    You can make that "liquid crap that turns solid" for about 97 cents plus the cost of water.
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    alexus2394 Female 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    wow i suck at science bullpoo they teach in school, but this article was guinuenly interesting
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    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    my mind was just blown.
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    "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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    Chootastic Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    The non - newtonian effect can be achieved using only instant custard, admitedly you do need an industrial cement mixer.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    Why aren`t memristors in this selection? Before the textbooks were rewritten, those things really *did* defy physics. Bah.
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    cheapleis138 Male 30-39
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    June 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    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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    rikguenther Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm
    ferrofluids picture looked like lavos
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    all of these are common knowledge i thought, cept the carbon nanotubes. those r new to me
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    crazy sh*t yo....
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    June 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    I just LURVE the Journo`s over at Cracked, the writing style is excellent. For example:

    Because we have a feeling that no matter what we say, some of your are going to try this, and that at least one of you, for some reason, will do it nude.

    (from the article about 5 Scientific Ways to Make Water Do Magic)

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    Gexxo Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    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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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    Oooh I`ve heard of those nanotubes! I heard they can make amazing superlaptops...
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    Sanity4sale Male 13-17
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    June 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    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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    Sanity4sale Male 13-17
    84 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    Well cup/bucket. In between.

    They also sell aerogel/frozen smoke.

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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    June 23, 2009 at 12:17 am
    I`ve heard of a few of those; really cool. Makes me excited for their uses.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2009 at 7:13 am
    That was a great article!
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2009 at 8:37 am
    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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    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    June 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    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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    ashwey Female 13-17
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    June 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    #3 is just like corn starch and water..
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    TheHaystack Male 13-17
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    June 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    "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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    dadaas Male 18-29
    43 posts
    July 2, 2009 at 9:56 am
    Yea, i didnt understand first thing, second thing sounds like unbelievable and third, that liquid oxygen is very interesting.
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    JoeJordan Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2009 at 9:04 am
    I like the bouncy one! XD.
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    viczko Male 13-17
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    September 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    i love science. i wish i could make love to it.

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