What is this sorcery?. IT'S SCIENCE! Scrapped mega man==>alternateartlives.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-death-of-cyber-hero.html.. 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 fin
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#1 - snowshark (06/19/2013) [+] (55 replies)
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.
User avatar #61 - bitzz (06/19/2013) [+] (15 replies)
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.
#64 - xxelementair (06/19/2013) [+] (4 replies)
#54 - redeadhunter ONLINE (06/19/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Don't worry, it's quite cool
User avatar #3 - traveltech (06/19/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Is it some sort of super insulator that has such a low heat transfer that you can safely hold it at temperatures that high?
#24 - senseofpurpose (06/19/2013) [+] (2 replies)
2200 degrees, grabs it with his bare hands?
2200 degrees, grabs it with his bare hands?
#16 - DutchBlood (06/19/2013) [+] (2 replies)
MFW a coworker replaces it with something you can not touch.
MFW a coworker replaces it with something you can not touch.
User avatar #86 - carnivoreapples (06/19/2013) [+] (4 replies)
2200 degrees sure is a big angle.
#244 - boodlight (06/20/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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.
User avatar #21 - zerkerex (06/19/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Since the edges and corners are not glowing like the sides are, I assume those parts of the cube are not too hot to handle.
#23 to #21 - grandterskrasao ONLINE (06/19/2013) [-]
at 2200 degrees, the ambient heat alone from being within a few inches of it would be devastating to your skin, let alone touching a part of it.
#221 - Fwimble (06/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Magic is talking about making amazing, unnaturally fantastic things happen.

Science is finding the way to do it.
User avatar #208 - missrainbowdash (06/19/2013) [+] (4 replies)
someone explain to me how this is done, maybe my brain will get some of it.
#213 to #208 - friedchickenman (06/19/2013) [-]
The tiles are made of very tightly packed fibres that are 25 times narrower than a human hair. The thickness of the fibres combined with the density means heat moves from the inside to the outside incredibly slowly, making it safe to handle.
#139 - I Am Monkey (06/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Science my ass, that's magic.
#39 - blarde (06/19/2013) [+] (12 replies)
why does this freak me out so much.
why does this freak me out so much.
User avatar #243 - mastereleven (06/19/2013) [+] (6 replies)
what are space shuttle tiles?
User avatar #247 to #243 - CaptainPugwash (06/20/2013) [-]
Tiles that go on space shuttles.
User avatar #203 - wiredguy ONLINE (06/19/2013) [+] (2 replies)
It's not a metal, it's a ceramic called LI-900.
It's made of very dense and neatly structured Silicon Dioxide. The same basic formula as glass and sand, only it's a couple thousand times more expensive.

Ceramics are very, very good at insulating thermal energy, but it's also very porous with a whole 94% of it's volume as just air, which makes it even better.
The compound, obviously, already has oxygen in, so it will never combust, and its melting temperature is ridiculously high also.
All of this combined, means that the edges and vertices of the tile dissipate their heat very quickly to the air, but the centre is not able to do so since the heat won't conduct very easily through the material. This means that the edges almost instantly drop to room temperature, but the centre will continue to glow with heat for a surprisingly long time.
(if you're wondering how they got the centre that hot in the first place, it had to sit in that oven for well over 2 hours).

It's made by Lockheed actually, the same people who built the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest manned aircraft series ever.
#68 - wmpedo (06/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
*******					 science man
******* science man
#2 - thelordpopsecret (06/19/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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