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#1 - snowshark
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Seriously, it's getting to the point where Science is essentially magic without the lies.

Science is so ******* fantastic that it genuinely shocks me how few people find it interesting. We're continually breaking more and more boundaries at a faster and faster pace than ever before in history and people are content to watch **** like TMZ and the like.

I'm just glad that on funnyjunk there are still people who appreciate the majesty of human achievement!

Thanks, OP.
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User avatar #96 to #62 - snowshark
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What it is is simple. The people in charge of the world only care about furthering their own goals. As more and more people become disenchated with the constant failures of those people to meet their high expectations they stop being the priority by either leaving or being too hard to please.

No, it's much easier to please people who don't expect much of you. Hence there are 2 political parties in the US with one only gaining ground on the other if the one in charge ***** up enough. People only expect their government to 'not be the other guy' now rather than 'be who we want in power'. Same with T.V. However, whilst T.V. has sent it's core audiences reeling to the internet in search of quality, with only the odd few shows being worth watching, their core demographic has grown less and less expectant of them, leading to trash like Honey Boo Boo and TMZ.

The internet is going to be the power that ushers in the change in the world because millions of people who do expect greater quality out of life are gathered in one place. Sooner or later something will happen and unite the growing internet audience and from there change will begin to happen.

The US government knows this and is deathly afraid of it. Hence they're trying to limit the power of the internet as well as stop any kind of activities such as Anonymous who are blatantly loyal to no country and one hell of a threat on their own.

******* change, dude. We just need to be there for it when it comes. Maybe even help it get here in the first place.
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User avatar #275 to #252 - snowshark
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Actually, the whole NASA and environment thing isn't a problem.

Yes, it would be ideal if we could live in a world where human achievement meant more than wealth (Carl Marx, eat your heart out) but fact is we not only don't, but we can't. At least, not in our current state.

You see, if we followed a strictly communist agenda (which places individual wealth beneath the well-being of the people as a whole, we would simply tank because extravagance is what makes the west and far east as progressive as they are. We don't have to worry about food (most of the time) nor shelter nor warmth. We have the funds to buy personal computers through which we can access the internet and enrich our own education to help further our society.

Granted, it's abused a lot but money helps in that way. It also helps in that it forces achievement to come alongside profit. If something is going to cost resources, then it needs to be worth the resources it expends. If we threw money at any and every great idea we may have ended up seeing loads of public money wasted getting nowhere.

No, charities and private backers are the way forwards because the two biggest driving forces to make affordable, profitable and substantial human advancements have been war and greed. Now, since one is clearly preferable to the other I'm not complaining.

We see a rock in space. Instead of thinking. "Let's go there!" we think "Let's see if it's full of rare and expensive minerals that would make the cost of mining them worthwhile!"

Through greed (or in most cases, just good money sense) society continues to improve. The same is true of the environment. Enforcing a budget means science needs to work extra-hard to be durable so it won't break and cheap to make with a high potential value. Because of this we've come to develop multi-story massive greenhouses to grow crops en-masse and artificially create meat to cut down on necessary grazing lands.

Don't knock greed. A level amount of it keeps us progressing.
#92 to #62 - anon id: 75356f5a
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boy, you sure are one gigantic faggot.
User avatar #200 to #92 - squidgy
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#115 to #1 - anon id: 765f6fdf
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Im glad to see someone else shares the same opinion i do.
people watching justin beiber and tmz and all that garbage most likely have no knowledge of the wonders that science has given us,and you're right it is essential magic,except magic we can explain. i ******* love science and im glad funnyjunk does too.

-A
User avatar #156 to #1 - rockamekishiko
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well you can't expect everyone to be interested int he same field. Some people are just not interested in it knowing that there are some people already working on it. Some people are just social and are not curious enough. I think it's fascinating and i'd like to understand it all but I can't, i understand little of it.
User avatar #184 to #156 - snowshark
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You don't need to understand science to appreciate it and find it interesting. You can clearly see the effects of science in OP's .gif there but you don't need to understand why it's happening to know it's happening and to admire the amount of work that must have gone into it.

You do not need to devote your life to science to be interested in it just as you do not need to give yourself to film in order to enjoy a good film.

Yes, of course people need to have their own passions. You couldn't be more right about that. But I personally feel that science is somethingthingsthat people should really pay attention to when it appears, even if they don't devote their time to seeking it out, because it expands their knowledge of the world and helps them see the continuous and inspirational movement of mankind.
User avatar #188 to #184 - rockamekishiko
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i'm pretty sure everyone finds it fascinating. I don't think you'll find one person who'll look at this and not be impressed.
User avatar #191 to #188 - snowshark
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Aye, thats the point I'm trying to get across. People who see stuff like this and are inspired and impressed.

That kind of drive is what keeps people moving on in their lives and stops them getting bogged down in misery.

"If scientists can create something like that, I can complete my diploma!"
"If that's what people can do... imagine what I could do if I dedicated myself to what I love."
"They're making the world a better place, why aren't I?"

Granted, motivation is a tricky bastard and the initial spark isn't as important as the continual drive but you see what I'm getting at.
#157 to #1 - comicsguy
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I'd watch the heck out of a T.V show if it got updated cool science stuff explained, but Discovery is still showing the same 2008 "future" shows with the same episodes
User avatar #180 to #157 - snowshark
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That's because it's cheaper to show reruns and it's easier to appeal to the mass market, who honestly don't consume the kind of material you're after, or at least not at a rate that is profitable.

There is hope, though, because these kinds of things do exist on the internet. Youtube channels like Headsqueeze, Crash Course, PBS Idea Channel, CPGrey, VSauce and so on continually update themselves with historical, scientific, psychological, philosophical, sociological, topical and just plain interesting information for people to drink up. There are also blogs that scientists keep to document and share their findings with others in their field. If another scientist working on a similar project notices something amiss in their reports they can point it out to each other, helping science move along.

I don't personally know of one but I do imagine there is a youtube channel that continually follows the cutting edge of science for the benefit of it's viewers. It's the internet, there's bound to be something like that somewhere.
User avatar #211 to #1 - animedudej
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i'm considering getting into computer sciences since that intrigues me to the n'th degree

but if i dont get accepted into the Public university east of bergen then i most likely have to pack up my stuff and serve my time in the military... if you want an explenation then just ask
User avatar #217 to #211 - snowshark
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Don't need one. Whichever route life kicks you down you've got FJ (or at least me) waiting for you to finish, dude.

And don't worry about military service. If that's the route you take, allow it to change you for the better. Become healthier, fitter and stronger. Maybe bring some computer science books if they let you so you can study up whilst you're out there. Service like that can really help you appreciate the little things in life. How to live without extravagance and the true value of the people you call family and comrades.

Trick is to never lose sight of the you you want to be. That kind of hope'll see you through it.

(Also, if you happen to get into public school... that's cool too, bro.)
User avatar #220 to #217 - animedudej
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well in all honesty doing the 6 month obligatory service in the military first is a good thing as i need discipline and i also get payed (you know them universities aint free) and the reason i didn't apply earlier is because i was at a welders course that i dropped out of...

thanks for the support, bro i love meeting awesome people on FJ!
User avatar #225 to #220 - snowshark
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Save the awe for people who deserve it. I'm happy with simple affection.

And good thinking on the service. It looks good on your CV, too. Just try not to get shot anywhere you're planning on using in later life. If you need to get shot, take it to the appendix. **** knows there's little else it's good for.

On a less life-affirming note. Wanna talk about anime?
#25 to #1 - banditowolf
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yes, but we all still occasionally bite the insides of our own mouths.
yes, but we all still occasionally bite the insides of our own mouths.
User avatar #110 to #25 - snowshark
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That's more likely user error. See your relevant deity if the problem persists.
User avatar #9 to #1 - JariWeis
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Science is amazing, but I hate physics (calculations etc.)
#12 to #9 - anon id: bba67303
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no way, maths is where its at mate.
User avatar #58 to #1 - sinclairr
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They said that if Humanity continues to break scientific barriers like we have since the early 1900s, than we'll have colonized Mars by the year 2250 or the like.

They're making different calculations and what not, as people need to fund it, volunteer, etc. but chances are, our children may live to see people living on another planet. We think we're so far ahead, but I wouldn't be surprised if in the next 2000 years people look back on our time and laugh

"Oh, how could they survive with only the internet?" they may ask...
User avatar #98 to #58 - snowshark
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No. You see, that's not how humans work. They won't look back at the internet and laugh because that's like looking back at steam-engines and massive industrial machines and laughing at their simplicity.

No, what will be admired is the frontiers that are broken in this time. They will hopefully be laughing at the people who aren't on the internet and the people who are contributing to the cultural backwash that watch **** like TMZ and Honey Boo Boo but as has always happened, the good of the era will always outshine the bad.

We remember Knights and Chivalry over mud and lack of plumbing because they have a historical significance that we identify with. Something beautiful and elegant and frontier-breaking. Something unique to the society at the time. Just like we remember the Greasers and the Sociers from the 60s and the Mods and Rockers from the 70s.

History is all about seeing the best of the past. Science is about seeing the best of the future. It's the present that it's hard to see the best of, but we manage to anyway 'cuse we're awesome like that.
User avatar #209 to #1 - missrainbowdash
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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
~some guy who's name I don't remember, remembered this quote from civ 4
#31 to #1 - zoidz
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I'm just waiting for them to recreate a light saber and explain how it would limit the light. (without using the force)
I'm just waiting for them to recreate a light saber and explain how it would limit the light. (without using the force)
#56 to #31 - justtocomment
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Doctor Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist who has(or had) show where he went around explaining how we can make real life versions of sci fi stuff. He did an episode on the lightsaber.
Essentially, he drops the "light" part immediately. Within the first few minutes, he explains the issue with using actual light, in that it wouldn't just "stop" like the end of a lightsaber. Instead, he took inspiration from the plasma cutter used in metalworking. Essentially, a collapsible ceramic tubing with holes in the sides (think toy lightsabers, how they collapse in) and using the technology used for plasma cutters. It would his through the hair, it would quickly cut through solid metals (Quigon Jin cutting through blast doors) and it would be capable of most the feats of the lightsabers from the movies. The only constraint in the present is powering it, but he explains in the episode how he means to power it when the time comes.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSNubaa7n9o theres part of it.
#159 to #56 - anon id: 7404d166
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In the extended universe it is stated that a lightsaber is a magnetically encapsulated plasma blade and there are other weapons that function similarly like blasters and fireswords. One of the things that annoyed me about that episode was that none of the "Star Wars fans" he asked seemed to know this.
User avatar #107 to #31 - snowshark
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That's... never going to happen. Light doesn't work that way. What 'may' happen is the somewhat more realistic light-saber-like weapon Travis uses in No More Heroes. Something that has an emitter at one end and something on the other end to stop the light from continuing onwards and maybe focus it back into some kind of mirror that would continually bounce the light back and forth between the emitter and the reflector thus creating a massively multi-layered beam of energy encased in sword-form.

It's still pretty impractical as the casing and all the components involved will need to be able to deal with the immense heat that weapon would generate along with the user but theoretically something like that could exist.

it may be more plausible and more economical to have a solid weapon that oscillates energy around it like a chainsaw does it's blades. Perhaps plasma or some other superheated substance. It would take one hell of a battery pack, mind.

Still, Science-Fiction has the addendum 'fiction' for a reason. One of the ********* parts of science if realising how impractical much of what we've come to love in Sci-Fi really is.

However, as I ad justtocomment pointed out, science is good at finding relatively elegant replacements.
#36 to #1 - stupro
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BAT ME WOTCH BIG BUNG DIARY, ITS AL SCEINSY!!!!
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WAT
#44 to #1 - koinx
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NEEEERD !

Too focused on learning Gohan how to DOODGE.
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At least I have a house.
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#108 to #105 - snowshark
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"Suck it, dickless."
User avatar #15 to #1 - captainfuckitall
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Magic is Science undiscovered
Science is Magic down to a T
When both Science and Magic come together, one will find them neigh indistinguishable

This is exactly why I wish Scientists would admit that just because something sounds loony, it doesn't mean it's not probable, and get together with Occultists. And why I wish Occultists would just swallow their pride, admit that without Science they cannot understand even half of what they do, and get together with Scientists. I'm serious, beautiful things could happen
User avatar #119 to #15 - snowshark
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I disagree and agree at the same time. Throughout history, people have used science and chemical reactions to "fake" magic spells at people. Herbal remedies were considered healers and placaebo effect was considered divine healing. (It still is and is a shocking killer because faith-healers tell the ignorant that they'll be healed if they "believe" hard enough. I'm all for religion but that's just barbaric exploitation by conmen.)

Where I disagree is that, unlike magic, science has rules and limitations. Yes, the same is true of magic to some degree but science's rules are a lot more defined and harder to get around. I personally believe that all of the laws of physics can be broken under the right conditions but I'll never be counjoring floating balls of acid from the palm of my hand without some nifty anti-grav implants.

Magic is what science want's to be. Science is what magic pretends to be. The two are similar but differentiate on on important respect. Magic is what you call it when you're too lazy to figure out what the scientific explanation for it is. And that's just it. Magic is convenient, science is earned.
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Eh, I disagree, not that at matters much. If you actually talk with a real Occultist, they will be the first to tell you that 'magic' as in Harry Potter and legends, do not exist; however, they do say that there is much in the universe that Science hasn't explained yet, and just because it isn't defined or explained doesn't mean it's not real. No Occultist believes "Magic does what magic wants", it also follows a very specific set of rules that are also dictated by Science because they are, in fact, one in the same.

For example, it is a common belief there is a "Astral World", a type of universe you can go to as a 'soul' and see many different things. An Occultist explains this simply: It is a commonly held belief in Science that there exists multiple dimensions for every possibility, and that, when you get into Quantum Physics, atoms and electrons and protons teleport all the time going to different areas and potentially different dimensions as well. It's also a real probability that 'information' or 'echoes' of these universes is dropped along the way, which creates "Astral Worlds", the spaces BETWEEN universes created by departed information and energy.

You see? It's not just "I can do whatever because magic" it's "magic exists, but it's just Science undiscovered, so lets find out how it works"
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And now I must look into Occultism because it shares my own personal views.
User avatar #167 to #153 - captainfuckitall
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Always remember that everything has a logical and rational explanation, no matter how far out or crazy the experience may be
User avatar #45 to #1 - fyaq
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excellent. someone who appreciates science and didnt go the route of "and thats why religious people are ******* stupid"

thumb for you.
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Religious people aren't stupid at all. They just approach life from a different angle than atheists do. I could probably point out as many stupid atheists as religious people because unlike with religion, atheism doesn't teach worthwhile values like kindness and understanding and compassion. Those things need to be picked up along the way and often they're just not.

Religion is kind of a cop-out because people learn to do nice things because it'll please their otherworldly overseer but through that implied need they more often find the joys of kindness than the atheists who are more prone to pessimism and sloth.

Religion is, simply put, a way of life. It's a method of raising and releasing humans into the world just as atheism is but unlike atheism, there's an implied impulse to do things. I personally feel the culture in which we live really needs to find some way to drive people like that who don't have ideals to push them onwards, then perhaps the world would be a better place.

But, eh, idealised realism will only get so far without appropriate action to the effect.
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I agree completely.
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i agree with you man. And when we discover space travel, FTL drives, science will THE subject that will make us thrive, and conquer.
#268 to #1 - anon id: 8bff7dba
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I find the discoveries and inventions interesting, but most of the work it takes to get there is terribly dull.
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And I was just sharing a funny picture.
User avatar #120 to #19 - snowshark
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In harala's defence, sometimes it helps to just relax and, with a calming atmosphere, just ponder the questions of the universe. Granted, you need to have memorised an awful lot of facts beforehand in order to answer questions like "How do you solve the anti-gravity issue on a scale large enough for domestic use." and "Why do I have an appendix anyway?".
#266 to #1 - ihateducksauce
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Truly wonderful.
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I'm a fan of science... but I'm just too bloody stupid to understand most of it.

Hurray for science!
User avatar #5 to #4 - snowshark
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Y'know, that's admirable. You do not need to understand science to understand the brilliance of it's creations.
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You realize that most of the time people say that it's being used as an idiomatic expression, right?
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"Ah, these two gentlemen are having a rousing conversation about science, I'd better rip on religious people in a passive-aggressive format."
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These tiles, made out of a material called LI-900, are basically sponges of highly refined quartz sand. That ability to still be cool to the touch—which looks like literal witchcraft—is actually due to the fact that each tile is 94 percent air by volume and 99.9 percent silica glass by composition. That combo makes it laughably bad at conducting heat, which is why those edges are cool to the touch.
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Yeah, as soon as I seen it I knew it was either very poor conductivity, very low heat capacity, or probably both.
#179 to #61 - jhoec
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This, this is some pretty cool ass knowledge!
thank you!
#183 to #179 - bitzz
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No problem, I am just glad people are genuinely interested with the explanation.
No problem, I am just glad people are genuinely interested with the explanation.
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You say laughably bad at conducting heat, i say laughably good at not conducting heat
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Dude, thank you. That's pretty ******* cool.
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dang
dang
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is that linsday shaw?
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No, she's some Croatian show hostess.
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thank you kind anon.
#79 to #61 - Monopolus
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YAY SCIENCE!
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i thought of the same thing as you do
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second
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ninth
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9000th
#54 - redeadhunter
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Don't worry, it's quite cool
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EXACTLY what I thought

(LOTR trilogy was watched on fathers day)
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lotr ftw
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Is it some sort of super insulator that has such a low heat transfer that you can safely hold it at temperatures that high?
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Looks to me that the edges are still cool. idk why.
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The edges do look cool, and he also grabs it by the edges. huh :0
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metall can still be ******* hott, even though it's not glowing.
#30 to #11 - anon id: 7564eb8b
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Good thing it's not metal then
#34 to #3 - anon id: 7564eb8b
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Ignore everyone else, this is not a super insulator, but a super SUPER conductor. It dissipates the heat so quickly that after just a few seconds the edges and corners are cool enough to touch, despite the middle still being pretty much molten.

Source: Aerospace Engineering degree
User avatar #117 to #34 - srskate
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yeah, and convection is just ********, right?
User avatar #14 to #3 - celestiasbeard
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It's something like that, these are usually used at much larger scales and I honestly didn't think it would apply so nicely at a small scale but they way it's composed is interesting in it's own rights. The way it works is that it's mostly just high-grade silicons with plenty of air which helps it redirect heat away from the shuttle and usually only retains 5% of the heat when it is done. Although I have never seen small square forms of this though and have only seen large rectangular plates but it is obviously still effective.
#7 to #3 - bigmanblue
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pretty much
its entire purpose is to prevent any heat loss and gain by the interior of the shuttle
#24 - senseofpurpose
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2200 degrees, grabs it with his bare hands?
2200 degrees, grabs it with his bare hands?
User avatar #265 to #24 - wylight
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it seems i have forgotten that .gif's origin



could you help a mate out
#222 to #24 - senseofpurpose
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the **** guyz, why did this get to top200?
the **** guyz, why did this get to top200?
#55 - gowestyoungman
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#16 - DutchBlood
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MFW a coworker replaces it with something you can not touch.
MFW a coworker replaces it with something you can not touch.
#122 to #16 - pawrestler
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settle down there satan
#63 to #16 - anon id: eadd28be
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like a minor
User avatar #86 - carnivoreapples
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2200 degrees sure is a big angle.
#147 to #86 - newall
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well that was just obtuse.
#196 to #147 - undyingumbrage
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That's acute little pun
#255 to #196 - SunilCCXXXVII **User deleted account**
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You made me Isosceles trapezoid
#256 to #255 - SunilCCXXXVII **User deleted account**
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**** I think I ****** up
#244 - boodlight
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Time to try this at home. Just put my rubix cube in the oven and set it on high..........I'll let you all know how this goes.
#269 to #244 - vetrngrbando
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Soooo how did it work? pics or it didn't happen
#272 to #269 - boodlight
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Not too bad, I need to tweak a few things, but we're gettin there.