Slives: Hmm, aluminum is supposed to be non-magentic, but a strong enough magnetic field can still affect it.
epoc_tnac: Am I the only one expecting the wizard to levitate?
some_beer_drinker: [28.media.tumblr.com image 398x270]it's magic!
HairBolus: I really wish FARK would stop posting links to places such as Live Leak that steal videos with no acknowledgement of where they come from.For this case the YouTube induction heater levitation melting aluminum, Uploaded by imsmoother on Jan 17, 2010 was fairly easy to find, and it contains a link to the poster's page, Induction Heater Tutorial, to provide background on what is being shown.
rlandrum: Aluminum doesn't normally lase (or glow red). Molten aluminum is almost always silver in color. It can glow, but usually not until well past the boiling point where aluminum-oxide starts to form as it sublimes. It seemed like it was glowing before that in this video. It could simply be this was some sort of aluminum alloy that does lase (sometimes used in teaching aluminum welding).
bugmn99: Any of you Fark dorks want to give me the low down on how that thing works?Cliff's notes version - I don't have all freaking day to listen to you gush just because one of the cool kids finally talked to you.
NerdCoreRageQuit: Am I the only one thinking that there should be a way to weaponize this?Of course, on further pondering it would probably be a lame weapon; most guns use shaped projectiles that are already aerodynamic to a degree (as well as affected by the rifling of a barrel). This would probably just go splat against a surface./Gilda Radner moment: ...Nevermind...
SwingDancer: try to keep the butthurt in check. the rest of us really couldn't care.
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