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Old 11-18-2011, 12:51 PM   #681
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #682
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:51 PM   #683
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what the fucck am i seeing right now
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That is some sort of paper mâché and PVC bomb. Latest terrorist shiiit.
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Well, I think its a home made transformer, and they are welding with the resultant voltage.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:44 PM   #686
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Well, I think its a home made transformer, and they are welding with the resultant voltage.
It obviously works, and I know why it works, but I still wouldn't want to be in the same zipcode as that gadget... I'm sure he's not exactly doing a stack of dimes with that get-up...
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #688
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It obviously works, and I know why it works, but I still wouldn't want to be in the same zipcode as that gadget... I'm sure he's not exactly doing a stack of dimes with that get-up...
Is there a video for this? I could see Mythbusters testing this one out in the future
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Don't feel bad. I had the idea for a windshield wiper on the rear windshield when I was 6or7 years old. That was in 1974. Imagine if I had a little piece of every, and I mean every, rear windshield wiper ever made.
The guy that invented the intermittent wiper first pitched the idea to Ford, they said no, Ford invented their own version and the original inventor never got a dime.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:55 AM   #690
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I'm interested to see what happens over the next couple months. So far we have two experiments confirming the results and an attempt to discredit them both.
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I assume someone went back in time and planted enough seeds of doubt for us to not get too suspicious. Nothing to worry about.
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That's an interesting way to look at it. Might be a cool book to read... then again it could be completely boring and filled with long words.
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World's lightest material, lighter than aerogel..........



A team of engineers claims to have created the world's lightest material.

The substance is made out of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a micro-lattice - a criss-crossing diagonal pattern with small open spaces between the tubes.

The researchers say the material is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and has "extraordinarily high energy absorption" properties.

Potential uses include next-generation batteries and shock absorbers.


"The trick is to fabricate a lattice of interconnected hollow tubes with a wall thickness 1,000 times thinner than a human hair," said lead author Dr Tobias Schaedler.

The resulting material has a density of 0.9 milligrams per cubic centimetre.

By comparison the density of silica aerogels - the world's lightest solid materials - is only as low as 1.0mg per cubic cm.

The metallic micro-lattices have the edge because they consist of 99.99% air and of 0.01% solids.

The engineers say the material's strength derives from the ordered nature of its lattice design.

By contrast, other ultralight substances, including aerogels and metallic foams, have random cellular structures. This means they are less stiff, strong, energy absorptive or conductive than the bulk of the raw materials that they are made out of.

"Modern buildings, exemplified by the Eiffel Tower or the Golden Gate Bridge are incredibly light and weight-efficient by virtue of their architecture," he said.

"We are revolutionising lightweight materials by bringing this concept to the nano and micro scales."



After removing the load the substance recovered 98% of its original height and resumed its original shape.

The first time the stress test was carried out and repeated the material became less stiff and strong, but the team says that further compressions made very little difference.

"Materials actually get stronger as the dimensions are reduced to the nanoscale," said team member Lorenzo Valdevit.

"Combine this with the possibility of tailoring the architecture of the micro-lattice and you have a unique cellular material."

The engineers suggest practical uses for the substance include thermal insulation, battery electrodes and products that need to dampen sound, vibration and shock energy.

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I'm interested to see what happens over the next couple months. So far we have two experiments confirming the results and an attempt to discredit them both.
Maybe, not to sound conspiratorial; but maybe they were hired to disprove it to hide the truth behind the science.

I have heard a few times that the most interesting science is done by defense contractors and their findings are never released.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #698
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CERN is a multinational research group; they're not hiding sh!t. Hell, one of CERN's researchers is part of a group dedicated to getting the truth from politicians regarding UFOs. Defense contractors don't release their work because of strategic advantage and, more importantly, money.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #699
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CERN is a multinational research group; they're not hiding sh!t. Hell, one of CERN's researchers is part of a group dedicated to getting the truth from politicians regarding UFOs. Defense contractors don't release their work because of strategic advantage and, more importantly, money.
Do you think that major contractors for DARPA like Lockheed Martin , Boeing and others; would release something revolutionary if they were researching something else ?
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No, but CERN isn't a military contractor.



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