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49 Responses to Visualizing Density of Mass & Volume [Infographic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2009 at 9:56 am
    Link: Visualizing Density of Mass & Volume - It`s pretty difficult to visualize how much `stuff` is, stuff like air, gold--even a black hole. This will simplify it.
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    Geekazoid94 Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:10 am
    Wow, that black hole one is just awesome.

    I`ve really been liking the infographics lately; keep `em coming!

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    Ryan22158 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:11 am
    Hey, this is from my college :)

    very cool infograph though.

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    DarthJay Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:11 am
    Woah....that`s heavy.


    GET IT?! :)

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    ModifiedCar Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:18 am
    that just made it MORE confusing.....
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:23 am
    I still don`t get it...
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    Reaper8 Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
    Neato.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:38 am
    It completely sucked, because they mixed grams and pounds, and then contradicted themselves. Infograph fail.
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    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:03 am
    Could have been more clear about what they were trying to get across. not bad... just, not great.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:04 am
    different substances of a given density, volume on the left, mass on the right, in two different units of measurement, whats to get?
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    Tratheyas Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:08 am
    ...How does this work?! I normally catch this kind of stuff quickly, but...lolwat.

    My brain just died a little.

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    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Waiting on the "fun"...
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:17 am
    Pretty cool, but it failed to quantify the density of the average forum reader.
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    wereallboned Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:37 am
    i hate science far too much to even attempt to understand the simplest information
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:42 am
    Interesting stuff. Besides the density comparisons, I never thought that:
    -A horse weights more than a bear (apparently).
    -Air is much heavier than I thought it would be.

    Not too abstract a concept to grasp... the first cube tells you how much a cubic foot of the substance weights, the second cube tells you how much volume 1000 Kg of the substance occupies.

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    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:47 am
    wow,
    this wasn`t really that hard.
    But everyone who didn`t get it...
    duh
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:55 am
    Hm, I didn`t know that an oil drum weighed that much. How do they calculate black hole density? From gravitational pull?
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    MrHyde Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:55 am
    @Tratheyas: "...How does this work?! I normally catch this kind of stuff quickly, but...lolwat.

    My brain just died a little. "
    The box on the left gives you the weight and the box on the right gives you the volume.
    So, the first box tells you how heavy it is and the second tells you how big it is for the weight and how it would look to you.

    @Revdrdark: "Waiting on the "fun"..."

    I guess for you and most of the population it isn`t fun unless something absurd happens.

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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:57 am
    This might have been easier if they`d kept some constant measure.
    As it is, it`s maddeningly difficult to compare these.
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    piemaster Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    Im sorry, but if aerogel is lighter than air, wouldn`t it float away?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Woooo! Science!

    I like how his image is distorted in the last one.

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    Xutar Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    black holes dont have "volume" like normal matter. Instead it uses the total gravitational pull emenating from within its schawrzchild radius (which for the earth is less than a centimeter)
    In simpler terms, the cubic foot of a black hole would be like taking the earth, cramming it into a sphere with a radius of 1cm, the taking the average density of that sphere, and expanding it to a cubic foot.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Mass and density, interesting stuff. Mercury`s a weird one, being a liquid at room temperature, you don`t think it`ll weigh much, but it really does.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 12:44 pm
    Im sorry, but if aerogel is lighter than air, wouldn`t it float away?

    No, it`s a solid, it`s still attracted to the Earth by gravity.

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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    No, it`s a solid, it`s still attracted to the Earth by gravity.

    because air isnt attracted by gravity right?

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    madest Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    Does Kirk Cameron sit around and wonder how much God weighs?
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    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    @lukas1051
    What you just said makes absolutely no sense.

    If it were lighter than air regardless of it being a solid or not it would "float." I am not going to go into an in depth explanation of why this is because this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoCAxS4vq... will prove it visually. If you need an explanation I will give it.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    Woo hoo educational!
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    k-two Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    @piemaster, who asked:
    "Im sorry, but if aerogel is lighter than air, wouldn`t it float away?"

    A sponge is less dense than water. Throw it into your bathtub, and it will soak itself and drown because it is open-pore. Same with aerogel in air. But do not sneeze if you have it on the table in front of you. :-)
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    BBQ Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Edumacation is allsome! :D
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    OMGitsJASON Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    anyone else get a headache?
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    The weight of a metre cubed of water is an important one to remember before trying to move a full fish tank.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    i must be stupid, because this clears absolutely nothing for me. it is not a very well explained infographic.
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    Nurcowski Male 18-29
    264 posts
    December 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    "i must be stupid, because this clears absolutely nothing for me. it is not a very well explained infographic."

    ha ha, ha ha...it`s pretty simple and cleary explained in my opinion:

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    BrokenJohn Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    The left box is one cubic foot on the substance and the right is one tonne of the substance, what`s not to get?
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    RomanticGoth Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    it took me like 7 minutes to get it. but once i did i learned a lot. i love stuff like this.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    They didn`t make it clear what the examples had in common to the first example.
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    wow i always thought lead was more dense than gold.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    They forgot to specify the pressure of the gasses. Other than that, it was okay. :-|
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    unbanned Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    imagine picking up 32 feet of aerogel silica nanofoam and throwing it off into the distance in a plain field of grass
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    Adi_Noor Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    well it had been 3 years last I saw my school... so I didn`t get it..
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    hatotter Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    took me a while to get it, pretty cool though, and once you understand it, unbanned, you will realize that what you said made no sense
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    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2009 at 12:45 am
    Yeah, unbanned, 32ft of that weighs a metric ton.
  44. Profile photo of Kazyan
    Kazyan Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2009 at 3:01 am
    If you understood it: Ultra-dense deuterium, D(-1).

    First cube: Almost 4 Megakilograms. Not quite as heavy as the second-largest Great Pyramid of Egypt.

    Second cube: 1.86 cm across. The width of a penny.

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    Caretta Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2009 at 4:05 am
    Someone, please correct me if I`m wrong, but surely what unbanned said did make sense.
    The picture lists materials by mass, not by weight-on-earth. Would any such comments have been made if unbanned suggested throwing a 58x58x58ft helium-filled balloon?
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2009 at 4:54 am
    Nice touch on the last image :)
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    iamcool1235 Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2009 at 7:45 am
    will i EVER forget a bout school?
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    lgm432 Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2009 at 10:37 am
    Nice. I <3 infographics!
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    jesseg Male 13-17
    98 posts
    February 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    What the drat?

    Damn physics/math/science.

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