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(LiveLeak)   Scientists make breakthrough in producing man-made lava, for which there are endless applications in the field of total landscape destruction   (liveleak.com) divider line 40
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2012-08-25 09:13:00 AM  
As if the griefers in Minecraft weren't bad enough...
 
2012-08-25 09:13:34 AM  
files.sharenator.com
 
2012-08-25 09:16:13 AM  
Whatever. I liked lava when it was still magma. You know, back when it was underground.
 
2012-08-25 09:21:23 AM  
If it were me holding the camera, I'd be much further back.

Molten rock + Steam = Possibility for splash damage.
 
2012-08-25 09:21:47 AM  
Done in 3.
 
2012-08-25 09:25:10 AM  
Pretty neat but what what's the point?
 
2012-08-25 09:27:54 AM  
This is good news!
Having to pipe in the natural stuff for my secret lair was getting expensive.
 
2012-08-25 09:34:25 AM  

Arkanaut: Whatever. I liked lava when it was still magma. You know, back when it was underground.


i963.photobucket.com

Nicely done.
 
2012-08-25 09:38:42 AM  

hogans: As if the griefers in Minecraft weren't bad enough...


Hey, all I did was fill my buddy's house with chickens. Lava and TNT are just dick moves.
 
2012-08-25 09:53:55 AM  
blood for the blood god!
 
2012-08-25 10:11:14 AM  

I eat mop: blood for the blood god!


I'm more of a Nurgle fan myself.
 
2012-08-25 10:42:48 AM  
I'm fairly certain this will violate most people's HOA rules. Well, it will after the first incident in the neighborhood.
 
2012-08-25 10:43:29 AM  
Lava lamps with actual lava?
 
2012-08-25 10:47:54 AM  
My wife is a potter and the temperature needed to make this lava isn't really that high, only about cone 7. All our kilns our capable of cone 10 and one goes up to 11 (no pun intended).
 
2012-08-25 10:51:03 AM  
Were these the famous sciendorfs of Boatmurdered?
 
2012-08-25 10:55:28 AM  

darklingscribe: If it were me holding the camera, I'd be much further back.


I always love movies where people are just hanging around flowing lava streams like, hey, 2000 degree molten rock, no prob. In reality you'd probably would get uncomfortable at least twenty, thirty feet back. Also, lava is in fact molten rock, which is more dense that water. If you fall in a pool of lava, you're gonna bob to the surface and sizzle.
 
2012-08-25 10:57:57 AM  
 
2012-08-25 11:10:14 AM  

theorellior: darklingscribe: If it were me holding the camera, I'd be much further back.

I always love movies where people are just hanging around flowing lava streams like, hey, 2000 degree molten rock, no prob. In reality you'd probably would get uncomfortable at least twenty, thirty feet back. Also, lava is in fact molten rock, which is more dense that water. If you fall in a pool of lava, you're gonna bob to the surface and sizzle.


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2012-08-25 11:20:30 AM  
tzzhc4: My wife is a potter and the temperature needed to make this lava isn't really that high

Yep. They melted basalt to make building blocks in the Middle East three thousand years ago. They didn't have ice machines, though.


StoPPeRmobile: If you fall in a pool of lava, you're gonna bob to the surface and sizzle.

You won't even fall in. You'll fall onto the surface, stick there, and burn and spit like a wet french fry in a very hot frying pan. But not for long.
 
2012-08-25 11:21:53 AM  
roboawesome.com
 
2012-08-25 11:24:21 AM  

RandomAxe: tzzhc4: My wife is a potter and the temperature needed to make this lava isn't really that high

Yep. They melted basalt to make building blocks in the Middle East three thousand years ago. They didn't have ice machines, though.


StoPPeRmobile: If you fall in a pool of lava, you're gonna bob to the surface and sizzle.

You won't even fall in. You'll fall onto the surface, stick there, and burn and spit like a wet french fry in a very hot frying pan. But not for long.


Great, now I'm even more afraid of lava. Thanks for that.
 
2012-08-25 11:25:35 AM  
Meh...still won't be able to compete with the man-made lava I produce after eating at Taco Bell.
 
2012-08-25 11:30:59 AM  
Bobby Brady is way ahead of you, guys.
 
2012-08-25 11:46:25 AM  

Cyno01: [roboawesome.com image 850x600]


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2012-08-25 11:49:18 AM  

theorellior: darklingscribe: If it were me holding the camera, I'd be much further back.

I always love movies where people are just hanging around flowing lava streams like, hey, 2000 degree molten rock, no prob. In reality you'd probably would get uncomfortable at least twenty, thirty feet back. Also, lava is in fact molten rock, which is more dense that water. If you fall in a pool of lava, you're gonna bob to the surface and sizzle.


I always love movies where people are just flying around space like, hey, millions of miles of vacuum, no prob. In reality, the limits of materials, energy source and engineering mean we'll stay right here, lava and all. Amazing how you are selectively realist.
 
2012-08-25 12:27:49 PM  
From Minecraft to Hipsters to Penny Arcade - Fark has it all!
 
2012-08-25 12:52:26 PM  
Chief scientist of the project:
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2012-08-25 01:08:52 PM  
What does Chef have to say?
 
2012-08-25 01:34:25 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I always love movies where people are just flying around space like, hey, millions of miles of vacuum, no prob. In reality, the limits of materials, energy source and engineering mean we'll stay right here, lava and all. Amazing how you are selectively realist.


I've got nothing on those people who think that the only reason we can't live forever is because we're wasting money on space exploration. Those people got their heads up their asses.
 
2012-08-25 01:52:11 PM  

theorellior: Quantum Apostrophe: I always love movies where people are just flying around space like, hey, millions of miles of vacuum, no prob. In reality, the limits of materials, energy source and engineering mean we'll stay right here, lava and all. Amazing how you are selectively realist.

I've got nothing on those people who think that the only reason we can't live forever is because we're wasting money on space exploration. Those people got their heads up their asses.


You know, the funny thing is that I see that he has a good point, and it's good to rein in some of the space fantasies. But I also harbor sympathy for the Singularity, and think that research across various disciplines will pay off across the board. The sorts of materials we develop in an effort to survive space (even if that turns out to be impossible) can be used in other fields to great effect. I'm sure he has a rebuttal to the usual list of NASA spin-off stuff.

It's a shame to be myopic enough to act as though every nickel spent on space exploration equals dollars stolen from other, also valuable pursuits. Life extension technology is also being worked on. Heck, working on survivability of humans for long space trips can help lead to an immortality vaccine.

I usually come into the SETI threads an point out that we are probably alone. Not that there aren't, haven't been, or never will be alien intelligences, I simply find it very unlikely that we will be close enough to them in space and time to ever communicate.

Anyway, I want a magma cannon. I need it for my volcanic lair in the middle of the Pacific.
 
2012-08-25 02:06:14 PM  

Ray_Peranus: [files.sharenator.com image 323x226]


But why is that? Is that a meme we are all born with or what? Some primordial ancestor of australopithecus had to flee a volcano jumping from tree to land to tree and now we all still have this in our heads?

Anyway, I came here to say that I would use it as flooring in at least one room, so I am glad you had that covered.
 
2012-08-25 02:11:27 PM  
Finally. How many generations waited in vain for some way to make the furniture jump game a little more realistic.
 
2012-08-25 02:23:14 PM  

Fano: It's a shame to be myopic enough to act as though every nickel spent on space exploration equals dollars stolen from other, also valuable pursuits.


Alas, there are many people who believe this, and not just people with a death fixation.
 
2012-08-25 02:34:04 PM  
Rockcrete for the Rockcrete God. Paved roads for the Mechanicum.

Also:

www.massangeana.com
 
2012-08-25 02:34:04 PM  

theorellior: Fano: It's a shame to be myopic enough to act as though every nickel spent on space exploration equals dollars stolen from other, also valuable pursuits.

Alas, there are many people who believe this, and not just people with a death fixation.


Just a few playthroughs of Civilization and Alpha Centauri, or watching the documentary series "Connections" surely would convince folks of how advances in one field affect advancements in other fields.
 
2012-08-25 03:20:15 PM  
Congratulations, you've made glass. Welcome to 3000 years ago.
 
2012-08-25 04:07:35 PM  
That looked like approximately 1 PNU of man-made-lava right there.

/(Peter North Unit)
 
2012-08-26 12:51:21 AM  
Who knows what it could possibly be used for...
i-heart.us
I bet he'd love the smell of it in the morning though.
 
2012-08-26 03:43:47 AM  
Ehh, I don't want any corporations messing with my lava, who knows what they might put in it. Nope, I'll stick with the good ol' natural kind. It's plentiful and free around these parts, anyway.
www2.hawaii.edu
 
2012-08-26 04:13:27 AM  
Came for the NOLF2 reference. Leaving disappointed.
 
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