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Scientists create a material that can stare into the depths of your soul

Discussion in In The News started by RedM00N, Jul 14, 2014

  1. Jan 30, 2013
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    • Jun 11, 2012
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      Imagine the amount of people thinking they are alone....then fapping furiously in the streets
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      • May 15, 2011
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        [IMG]

        I hope this alien material makes cartoon physics the only physics.
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        • Apr 1, 2012
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          Why am I thinking with portals?
        • May 31, 2012
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          I wonder what would happen if you put that as wall paper in a room and turn on a single light bulb. You would see the light bulb but would the room appear to light up? It would be a counter-intuitive and confusing feeling. Awesome!


          via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQR1r1KTjaE
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          • Aug 7, 2012
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            You'd probably accidentally the universe.
          • Nov 29, 2012
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            I want this black.
          • Jul 8, 2012
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            Me too.

            Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
          • May 31, 2012
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            So, it looks like this is on Yahoo news, which is a super (un)reliable news source besides gossip and celebrities; however, this linked me to an interesting video and I recommend looking into it if you are interested in science and engineering.


            via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQQN7LxBqm0


            I'm ashamed to say this... but I didn't know how close Goddard was to Washington DC, lol. Anyhoo... I did some research in this area and performed growths using a very similar method called Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD); PECVD does not require a catalyst and can be done in lower temperatures compared to other CVDs to grow graphene. Graphene is a magical material that is pretty much the same thing as these Carbon Nanotubes (CNT), where CNTs are considered a "rolled up" version of a graphene sheet. There are many publications on this information.

            @Secprotocol I remembered telling you that I wanted to show you what that reactor looks like when it is on, because seeing it off is so boring:

            If you guys are wondering what a Scanning Electronic Microscope (SEM) might look like, here you go:

            I couldn't take you or Aprz into that room because the lab you have to pass through is dangerous :struggle: (those are images of nanowires).

            Believe it or not, outside of this "black" stuff, CNTs and graphene have a lot of other awesome applications you may have heard of or might be hearing about in the future... Any Harry Potter fans here? (Don't be fooled: They can only make a small amount unlike the pictures shown on the website.) This material isn't very new, and I have seen research papers that were published before the 90s. I did some past research in characterizing graphene based on new growth parameters; I'm using my old samples with some other stuff to make possible supercapacitors. During this Summer, I am also working with another CVD method called Vapor-Solid (Some of you ChemE or Mater. Sci. people might be familiar with VLS except this is also without the liquid catalyst) to develop some piezoelectric nanowires.

            I have a super-passion for nanotechnology, and to use these materials for electrical applications. I'm not majoring in Materials Science because a lot of the research alone is kind of boring, but the applications and development is super interesting; Nanotechnology is too specific and I'd be pissed if they came out with pico- or fempto- engineering in the near future.

            Just some fun facts since some of you seem to have interest.

            If you wear this black, you would appear 2-dimensional (besides your shadow).

            [IMG]
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              Joshy, Jul 15, 2014 Last edited by Joshy, Jul 15, 2014
            • Feb 25, 2014
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              righttt.........:arrogant:
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              Leaking government property! I have no idea what you're talking about.
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              • Oct 24, 2013
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                Science didn't do shit, all I did was piss on some foil.
              • Jul 20, 2012
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                Looks like black to me.