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+30 1. Dazzz69 commented 10 years ago

Why was.....Why did.....How did....What was....How can.... Oh screw it i dont care.
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+41 2. Oddi commented 10 years ago

So.. this is what a flux capacitor does!
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-10 3. smacker commented 10 years ago

#2 No man, flux capacitor makes you travel in time. This is something different.
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+12 4. Premtm commented 10 years ago

What kind of a experiment is this?? Appreciate if someone can explain... :|
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+48 5. dbomber69 commented 10 years ago

Its using a magnetic field to create induction heating. The magnetic field levitates it and heats it.
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+21 6. elbun commented 10 years ago

What sorcery is this?
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+4 7. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

Floating liquid metal in an Induction Coil, holding it in the middel because of the magnetic field. How cool can science be :D
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+26 8. prekazi commented 10 years ago

Science is not a sacred cow.
Science is a horse.
Don't worship it.
Feed it.
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+2 9. wongraven commented 10 years ago

Now the CUBE please !!
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+2 10. HazarTur commented 10 years ago

The Future Blacksmith.
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0 11. cretia commented 10 years ago

So this is why i have to extend the cord all the way to its limit on a vacuum cleaner, so it does not create heat with the coiled up leed and catch alight ?
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0 12. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

Catch one in your mouth ! >:)
Really awesome video.
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+3 13. Sakzzz commented 10 years ago

Nope.. The induction coil is dependent on the "rate of switching" i.e. Frequency.. A mains line is 230V-50Hz whereas an induction coil uses high current and frequency of switching of the order 100,000Hz . And factoring in all the other requirements, at best you would get a weak magnetic feild with a coiled cord let alone heat and fire..
BTW: why do you need to extend the cord all the way ? :|
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-5 14. Judge-Jake commented 10 years ago

I wonder what would happen if you suspended the pop group 'One Direction' in an induction coil. Would it fall through the middle eventually or not?
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+1 15. wigger90 commented 10 years ago

That is not entirely correct, I have been at construction sites where they have had rolls of cable melting down and occationaly caught fire due to not extending the cord all the way. So yes, it can happend.

Oh yeah, great vid :D
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+1 16. cameramaster commented 10 years ago

Home made induction furnace :-)
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+1 17. Teqskater commented 10 years ago

I think the force what heats it is called "Eddy currents" if i am right.
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+1 18. captain_obvious commented 10 years ago

@13 i bought 12 mtr of cristmas lights once. i was so lazy and didnt roll it out. i just hang it on the wall, after 1 hour it catches fire.
learned my lesson there, always roll out a cord of electric wire.
a 12 volt light bolt isnt that dangerous. but 250 of them on 1 wire......
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0 19. Zephid commented 10 years ago

I love science, but this was kinda boring..
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-3 20. CallMeDave commented 10 years ago

#15. Yes I agree. I've had a 50 metre extension cable go 'pop' when I was too lazy to unwind it while using it to power a 1Kw convector heater. Costly mistake! :S
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-1 21. Granko commented 10 years ago

@18: If they were powered by DC (no matter what voltage) the reason for catching fire was insufficient cooling, not the induction ;). Seen the "max. 40W" label on some kind of lamps? That's there for the similar reason - because of the desing and expected use.
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+1 22. woschman commented 10 years ago

Did he just make a freaky mini sun there for a moment?
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-1 23. denniscav commented 10 years ago

It must be the metal with the lowest melting temperature, sodium. (Na).
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+1 24. mrducktaper commented 10 years ago

Actually I made a mistake its an Induction Heater.. oops... my bad
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0 25. deadhorse commented 10 years ago

Things are really heating up in here.