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Funny Video: Hitting Person in Head With Shovel Protected by D3O Material
Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 10:53 Written by servbot_kill Sunday, 13 September 2009 06:25
So we all remember at some point skinning our knees or bashing in our elbows while doing something physically active, whether riding a bike and falling off it, or tripping over a rock while on a brisk jog, or even say while sparring in a martial art. Needless to say, it hurts. Then sometimes there’s the matter of a medical bill if you’d happened to have really busted something, maybe shattered a bone or bruised something really sensitive– we’ll call it a spleen– that’s really causing you some misery.
Or maybe some crazy television reporter’s just taken a shovel to you.
Well, there’s a material that’s promising to keep you smiling after a bad faceplant.
Their material, called d3o, has been in development and in use actually for the past couple of
Now if any of you remember stories about Flubber or the Oobleck from Dr. Seuss lore or even the Oobleck from your 5th grade science class, this might sound something familiar. That’s because this material is a shear-thickening fluid, an example of a class of curiosities called Non-Newtonian fluids. Basically, it’s well-blended particles mixed with a liquid that flows at low stress levels, but as soon as a strong, sudden impact happens, all those solid particles get thrown together by the impact energy and the liquid no longer flows between such tightly packed spaces– the liquid instantly becomes stiff and unyielding like a solid.
You can test this yourself by just mixing a load of cornstarch with some water, kinda like these guys in Barcelona, Spain:
Now if only you could just make the cornstarch invisible for the most epic Jesus costume act ever. O:)
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