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7 Man-Made Substances That Defy Physics

Hits: 30176 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 13-17, Canada
 916 Posts
Sunday, September 13, 2009 6:19:53 PM
i love science. i wish i could make love to it.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 233 Posts
Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:04:26 AM
I like the bouncy one! XD.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 37 Posts
Thursday, July 02, 2009 9:56:58 AM
Yea, i didnt understand first thing, second thing sounds like unbelievable and third, that liquid oxygen is very interesting.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 81 Posts
Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:45:12 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

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 955 Posts
Saturday, June 27, 2009 7:24:40 PM
#3 is just like corn starch and water..

Male, 18-29, Western US
 603 Posts
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:29:14 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).

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 8:37:18 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.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2565 Posts
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 7:13:11 AM
That was a great article!

Female, 18-29, Canada
 16276 Posts
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:17:04 AM
I've heard of a few of those; really cool. Makes me excited for their uses.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 85 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 11:38:47 PM
Well cup/bucket. In between.

They also sell aerogel/frozen smoke.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 85 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 11:37:37 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

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 10:30:08 PM
Oooh I've heard of those nanotubes! I heard they can make amazing superlaptops...

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2323 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:48:49 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.

Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:05:10 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)

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3934 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:00:33 PM
crazy sh*t yo....

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1634 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 6:40:11 PM
all of these are common knowledge i thought, cept the carbon nanotubes. those r new to me

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 25 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 5:44:37 PM
ferrofluids picture looked like lavos

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5204 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:32:10 PM
Oh no transparent clothes.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 121 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 4:09:39 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.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3156 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:57:47 PM
Why aren't memristors in this selection? Before the textbooks were rewritten, those things really *did* defy physics. Bah.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 28 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:40:57 PM
The non - newtonian effect can be achieved using only instant custard, admitedly you do need an industrial cement mixer.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 2810 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:14:25 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.

Male, 13-17, Southern US
 1114 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 3:01:20 PM
my mind was just blown.

Female, 13-17, Southern US
 293 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:46:03 PM
wow i suck at science bullpoo they teach in school, but this article was guinuenly interesting

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 545 Posts
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:42:35 PM
You can make that "liquid crap that turns solid" for about 97 cents plus the cost of water.

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