Model boat floating

...on sulfur hexafluoride, a very dense gas. Same one used for this

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+17 1. scratchy commented 11 years ago

That is so amazing... :O
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+32 2. OneShot commented 11 years ago

#1 I believe it's physics...or maybe chemistry? :D Very cool either way.
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+28 3. irishgek commented 11 years ago

Lol I hate to quote wiki but releasing this gas like that ...

"According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, SF6 is the most potent greenhouse gas that it has evaluated, with a global warming potential of 22,800[5] times that of CO2"

And it lowers your voice when inhaled , must send a bottle to that guy from the last clip might do him some good
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+8 4. Usdevildoggmc commented 11 years ago

hehe I love science experiments like this at school.... although mine we're pretty boring :|

Sulfur Hexafluoride is an inorganic colorless, odorless non-toxic and non flammable gas.

In other words DENSE meaning heavier or consisting of more MASS, so the atoms making it up are heavier than for example Helium which causes Helium balloons to stay up in the air (Helium inside are all pushing up)

Where this gas does the opposite!
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+5 5. Oddi commented 11 years ago

OOOOO im so fucking amazed too....#1 u can also try filling a glass with butane from any regular lighter and then throw a match in it while observing closely...its fun!
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+12 6. Dazzz69 commented 11 years ago

A simple but effective physics trick.

and a quick hello to the thumbs down brigade that are trawling SNOTR at the moment,
or as i call them....DICKHEADS
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+3 7. D-Pen commented 11 years ago

Like #3 said, it makes your voice lower. Here's Adam from the mythbusters demonstrating the effect.
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+3 8. c2quad commented 11 years ago

The more amount of this gas, The more weight i guess it can support
Nice :D
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+3 9. kaleemyork commented 11 years ago

can i swim like that ? :P
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+3 10. marty44a commented 11 years ago

That is so amazing ! :D
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+4 11. Tareim (admin) commented 11 years ago

and #7 like the link in the description points to
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-1 12. tastytim commented 11 years ago

#3 Are you criticizing Attenborough's voice? :O
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0 13. thundercash commented 11 years ago

It has been long time ago on MythBusters......
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-2 14. irishgek commented 11 years ago

#12 no <<< that guy could use some of that gas
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-2 15. wongraven commented 10 years ago

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+2 16. Premtm commented 10 years ago

Someday in future this technique may be applied on larger scale to afloat objects for commercial or domestic use.
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+1 17. cyberdevil commented 10 years ago

Awesome. Just awesome. :)
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0 18. buckleg08 commented 182 days ago

we can float in air!!!:P
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0 19. Judge-Jake commented 181 days ago

If we had been shown that experiment at school I would heve invented the hover board by now.:D