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Sonarluminescence - A Star In A Jar!

Hits: 8564 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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KingBiscuit
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1 Posts
Thursday, January 03, 2013 12:57:41 PM
Pistol Shrimp, look it up.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11275 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2012 3:08:06 PM
Mmmm science:Lost count Religion:-1000
That represents the years you drated us all over dark ages!!



That's not entirely fair. The effect of religion wasn't entirely negative. In "the west", a lot of the preservation of literacy and ancient knowledge was down to religion. It was true to such an extent that in many areas for centuries being able to read and write was considered adequate legal evidence of being a member of the clergy (which conferred significant legal privileges - "benefit of clergy"). As a result, the continued existence of some ancient works of knowledge was due to religion - it was clerics who were copying and recopying the ancient documents.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:04:32 AM
"Mmmm science:Lost count Religion:-1000
That represents the years you drated us all over dark ages!!"

Using sound to create a light producing reaction? Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah...

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1461 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 11:02:47 PM
Can't wait to make a grilled cheese sandwich with that.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2354 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 9:00:13 PM
mind = blown

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 5:04:25 PM
I love weird phenomena like this and triboluminescence (the effect you get when you peel re-sealable envelopes or crack Wint-O-Green mints in the dark, and you see light flashes as the chemical bonds break down and release the energy that formed them as photons). It makes you realise that we're living in a world made of some pretty weird stuff at a subatomic level, that nobody really understands yet. Like a big macroscopic simulation based on a deeper reality. Must sell that script idea.......what do you mean it's already been done!?

Twinklestein
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 366 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 12:21:10 PM
Even if it doesn't give us fusion, it's at least something that could show up as a novelty lamp.

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3397 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 11:07:54 AM
This is from the BBC show "Horizon." Here is the full episode

Spoiler alert: It's not fusion, or at least hasn't been proven to be yet.

unmercyfuldu
Male, 18-29, Western US
 770 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 10:04:01 AM
Not cold fusion. This requires a ridiculous amount more energy put into the system than it delivers. Pistol shrimp do this. They don't even know if they can put enough energy in it to cause fusion. So not even is it cold fusion they don't even know if they can create fusion.

jmanbaseball
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 165 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 8:02:18 AM
The title and the description do not match up. I think the title needs to be changed to "Sonoluminescence"

Smoothjc1
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 212 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 6:56:12 AM
Wasn't this a Keanu Reeves movie ? Chain Reaction ?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115857/

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4415 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 3:49:08 AM
I must have one of these! Even if it didn't cause cold fusion, it would look good the coffee table.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2462 Posts
Friday, December 28, 2012 12:04:21 AM
This is cold fission, no?
Or at least as close to it.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11876 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:36:16 PM
"Isn't this what Pistol Shrimp do?"

Yes, but I'm not sure about the intensity.

Fancysucksss
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1051 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:04:55 PM
Mmmm science:Lost count Religion:-1000
That represents the years you drated us all over dark ages!!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:50:24 PM

They discovered that on Orion's belt

LightShaded
Male, 18-29, Canada
 420 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:45:57 PM
OMFG< YES> YSEIUQIUWG

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11275 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:35:28 PM
So, nuclear fusion ey?


People have been arguing over whether it's possible ever since sonoluminescence was first discovered. Probably not - the temperature and pressure is probably much too low. You'd need tens of millions of degrees in the centre of the bubble (depending on what the pressure is, but even the mind-boggling pressure of the interior of the sun only drops the required temperature to about 15 million). Ten thousand on the outside of the bubble and tens of millions millimetres away in the middle? Dubious.

But it hasn't been *proven* impossible.

vizz
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 58 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:28:03 PM
Isn't this what Pistol Shrimp do?

mikelae18
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 80 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 5:15:15 PM
"They never said what the liquid is. If it's something common it could power all kinds of things -- like automobiles. Let alone the potential space travel and weapon uses."

other experiments on youtube say they use DI water.

Slotherder
Male, 30-39, Western US
 249 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:54:28 PM
They've been exploring similar techniques for sonar scalpels for a while now, too. They have just recently managed to get the focal point of the scalpel accurate and stable enough for it to really have broad surgical applications. Neat stuff.

ssalty
Male, 60-69, Western US
 166 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:28:33 PM
They never said what the liquid is. If it's something common it could power all kinds of things -- like automobiles. Let alone the potential space travel and weapon uses.

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2576 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:27:26 PM
So, nuclear fusion ey?

neosophist
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 137 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:10:33 PM
Stop trying to make me learn things!

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1399 Posts
Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:00:41 PM
Link: Sonarluminescence - A Star In A Jar! [Rate Link] - Sonoluminescence occurs when a sound wave of sufficient intensity induces a gaseous cavity within a liquid to collapse


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