9 Futuristic Materials

9 Futuristic Materials

Learn about some materials that seem like they should belong in science fiction, but actually exist today!

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Sources:
Aerogels
http://www.aerogel.org/?p=3
http://energy.lbl.gov/ecs/aerogels/
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/aerogels.html
http://www.britannica.com/science/gel

Invisibility Cloaks
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/349/6254/1310

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep21921
http://www.cnet.com/news/invisibility-cloak-uses-lenses-to-bend-light/
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/86479/20150922/invisibility-cloak-technology-invented-by-uc-berkeley-scientists-you-cant-wear-it.htm

Super Waterproofing
http://phys.org/news/2015-12-superhydrophobic-coating-price.html
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201304006/abstract
http://www.businessinsider.com/a-new-super-waterproof-material-makes-water-drops-bounce-off-it-2013-10
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021979713002865
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-25004942
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v503/n7476/full/nature12740.html

Bulk Diamonds/Aggregated Diamond Nanorods
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v421/n6923/full/421599b.html
http://www.esrf.eu/news/spotlight/spotlight25nanorods/index_html;jsessionid=CE744BDF023E441D1573798CD0C72B50
http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2005/aug/26/diamonds-are-not-forever
http://www.iom3.org/materials-world-magazine/feature/2013/jun/04/material-month-aggregated-diamond-nanorods-carbon

Metallic Glasses

http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v14/n6/full/nmat4297.html
http://www.zmescience.com/science/chemistry/metal-glass-about-howto-0423423/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261306911006510
http://discovermagazine.com/2004/apr/glassy-metals
http://physics.aps.org/story/v15/st20

Metallic Foams
http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/0012/Banhart-0012.html
http://www.metalfoam.net/
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00554981#page-1

Transparent Aluminum
http://science.howstuffworks.com/transparent-aluminum-armor.htm

http://ceramics.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/march13_cover-story.pdf

Light-transmitting Concrete
http://illumin.usc.edu/printer/245/translucent-concrete-an-emerging-material/
http://www.cement.org/for-concrete-books-learning/materials-applications/architectural-and-decorative-concrete/light-transmitting-concrete

Regenerating Concrete
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jun/29/the-self-healing-concrete-that-can-fix-its-own-cracks
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/14/tech/bioconcrete-delft-jonkers/
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Erik_Schlangen/publication/222648872_Application_of_bacteria_as_self-healing_agent_for_the_development_of_sustainable_concrete/links/0f3175399728a72306000000.pdf

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20 Responses

  1. Dave Barrack says:

    Now someone just needs to make metallic glass foam and we’ll really be
    cooking with evil gas.

  2. High-Waisted Pantaloons says:

    Hello Computer!

  3. Ishan Tamrakar says:

    That last one is really witty

  4. InfinteGaming101 says:

    LithIUM, PotassIUM, SodIUM, MagnesIUM, TitanIUM, etc… ITS FUCKING
    AluminIUM! Not Aluminum you lazy Americans!

  5. Jude Kennedy-Sanborn says:

    That’s what she said!!!!

  6. Dino_Mite29 says:

    If the self healing concrete becomes a thing the “step on a crack break
    your mother’s back” game is ruined ;-;

  7. TopiocaLaChaine says:

    Was the aerogel boiled for safety ?

  8. не русский says:

    Can milk cause cancer or is it just a myth?

  9. Keshav Kumar says:

    must watch

  10. therealquade says:

    Number 9: Couldn’t we just make it a spray? and send out a truck, I dunno,
    once per season, and spray the roads and sidewalks? It doesn’t even need to
    be as tough as painting the lines, it could be about like running a
    snowplow.

  11. Brandon Calvert says:

    diamonds are literally the opposite of “tough”. tough does not equal hard
    or strong.

  12. OverlordOfEcchi says:

    How about amorphous metal foam huh? with hyperdiamonds mixed in for added
    fun?

  13. H Koizumi says:

    Self healing building, ultra thin LCD screen to tape over skin, videos on
    paper, and etc. 100 years from now, we will probably will not recognize the
    society anymore. I can imagine dynamic tattoo that moves and stuff.

  14. LyLaPla says:

    SciShow, please check your periodic table, the stuff is called Aluminium.
    That’s the official name of the element. I love your educative videos, but
    please make sure to educate correctly

  15. nickns732 says:

    Could you get cancer from a blood transfusion? If the donor had cancer
    cells that had broken loose in to their blood stream and were then
    transfered over to you

  16. Teddy Bear says:

    Creationists = superhomophobic material

    Ugh…

  17. RSher767 says:

    5:27 TRYPOPHOBIA WARNING!!!

  18. E. Betzen says:

    You know it’s going to be a good video when it starts out talking about
    Star Trek IV.

  19. R Kruchio says:

    Weaponized drones and invisbility cloaks that deflect radar
    Whose ready for the future? :(

  20. allan luo says:

    SO MANY CAR PARTS!