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(Wired)   Chemists create new material that rapidly stiffens when pressed, pulled and stretched. They say it should have many practical applications, mostly involving your mom   (wired.com) divider line 28
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2013-01-25 12:48:09 AM  
My mother thanks you for your gracious consideration.
 
2013-01-25 05:07:51 AM  
Taffy.
They've invented taffy.
 
2013-01-25 05:41:43 AM  

SpdrJay: Taffy.
They've invented taffy.


No, it's a *new* material that will somehow help zero-g 3D printing to privately held asteroid mines. With space elevators. Lots of space elevators.
/And 3D printed cars
 
2013-01-25 06:18:44 AM  
Corn starch in a condom?
 
2013-01-25 06:29:32 AM  
And it causes supercancer in a mere 22% of all people who come into contact with it.
 
2013-01-25 06:36:14 AM  
Oobleck?
 
2013-01-25 07:05:48 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: SpdrJay: Taffy.
They've invented taffy.

No, it's a *new* material that will somehow help zero-g 3D printing to privately held asteroid mines. With space elevators. Lots of space elevators.
/And 3D printed cars


Well, this may be, but you will be the only one of us left alive to witness it. I envy you so much for that fact. Seriously, you are going to 3D print yourself new body parts eventually, years after us farkers are long dead. I quite imagine you, in 300 years time, body of a 20yo, mind of the wisest sage, found muttering to himself about, "see, i told you so. Nobody saw it coming but me" You baddass future hipster, you.
 
2013-01-25 07:11:51 AM  
Is this that reverse flubber we read about a week or two ago?
*reads article*

How about that, two different goos for two different applications with similar properties.
 
2013-01-25 07:25:02 AM  
St. Alfonzo would be proud?
 
2013-01-25 07:30:49 AM  
Reminds me of quick clay.
 
2013-01-25 07:42:00 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: SpdrJay: Taffy.
They've invented taffy.

No, it's a *new* material that will somehow help zero-g 3D printing to privately held asteroid mines. With space elevators. Lots of space elevators.
/And 3D printed cars


In science we talk about advances like space elevators and mining asteroids. In business where the money is we develop products that let boomers act like they are twenty again. The space elevator and feeding the world will be put on hold until the development and marketing of a prosthetic "viagra."
 
2013-01-25 08:11:00 AM  
My motorbike body armor does this too....as does the previously mentioned corn starch in a condom.

/got nuthin
 
2013-01-25 08:20:06 AM  
They're working on Portal 3D.
 
2013-01-25 08:37:29 AM  

Sasquach: My motorbike body armor does this too....as does the previously mentioned corn starch in a condom.

/got nuthin


How do you like it (the armor that is, not the condom)? I've been thinking about replacing the OEM armor in my jacket with a reactive pads, but I do a lot of cold weather riding and I'm thinking they might get too stiff in cold conditions.
 
2013-01-25 09:01:59 AM  

amindtat: I'm thinking they might get too stiff in cold conditions.


Stiff enough to cut glass!

Then you can join up with the Titzkrieg.
 
2013-01-25 09:11:17 AM  
I invented this when I was just a kid. I called it, my penis!
 
2013-01-25 09:37:14 AM  
Imipolex G? Been there, done that.
 
2013-01-25 09:57:16 AM  
is this the solid form of a non-newtonian fluid?
 
2013-01-25 10:11:12 AM  
subby's headline makes no sense, what does this have to do with heroin and cocaine?
 
2013-01-25 10:18:08 AM  
Now that your mom got braces on her teeth she's known as the Black & Decker Pecker Wrecker
 
2013-01-25 10:18:42 AM  

Kibbler: And it causes supercancer in a mere 22% of all people who come into contact with it.


well not cancer but there have been a few flipper babies....
 
2013-01-25 10:21:27 AM  

Cheron: ...prosthetic "viagra."


I have found my new band name.
 
2013-01-25 10:43:42 AM  
"...sintered armorgel: Feeld like gritty jello. Protects like a stack of telephone books."
 
2013-01-25 11:03:04 AM  
So taffy, space elevators, semen, and flubber were already covered? Have there been practical applications developed and put into production for any of the "super materials" that have been discovered in the last 20 years? We keep getting these articles, but I never see ones on what this stuff eventually gets used for.

//That is not snark. I really would like to know what, if anything, this stuff is being used for. Material science is wicked badass.
 
2013-01-25 12:16:14 PM  
Impact armor.
 
2013-01-25 12:21:14 PM  

give me doughnuts: "...sintered armorgel: Feels like gritty jello. Protects like a stack of telephone books."


There we go.

wildcardjack: Corn starch in a condom?


Or just corn starch mixed with water in a bowl. Same diff, I suppose.

Along the "cornstarch with water" lines, I can't link it while at the office, but there's an awesome demo on youtube where a subwoofer cone was filled with cornstarch and water and switched on; the harmonic vibrations make the cornstarch "come alive" and react in super cool ways, highly worth watching.

/came across it while wondering what would happen if you dropped a block of dry ice into a deep fryer
//basically nothing; there's no water to generate the "fog".
 
2013-01-25 12:55:38 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: SpdrJay: Taffy.
They've invented taffy.

No, it's a *new* material that will somehow help zero-g 3D printing to privately held asteroid mines. With space elevators. Lots of space elevators.
/And 3D printed cars


Wake me when we have the Batglider cape going.
 
2013-01-25 07:17:41 PM  
Sounds like that wallet I got from a mohel when I was visiting New York. It's very soft and supple, and if you stroke it, it expands into a briefcase.
 
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