A Plastic That Conducts Electricity?

  • Опубликовано: 20 мар 2017
  • Plastics usually stop electricity in its tracks, but scientists have figured out a way to keep the electrons flowing.
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  • Длительность: 4:40
  • SciShow  science  Hank  Green  education  learn  conductive plastics  polyacetylene  hideki shirakawa  pedot  chemistry  electricity  A Plastic That Conducts Electricity?  

Комментарии: 639

  • カルロス Axel
    カルロス Axel 2 дня назад

    You get a solar cell! You get a solar cell! Everyone gets a solar cell!

  • カルロス Axel
    カルロス Axel 2 дня назад

    Alan squared

  • thisisyourusernameondrugs
    thisisyourusernameondrugs Месяц назад

    Just saw Alan Macdiarmid's Nobel Prize Medal today!

  • AmazingSticker
    AmazingSticker 7 месяцев назад

    They already have bendy smart phones

  • lohphat
    lohphat 7 месяцев назад

    What is Mylar then? What's its history?

  • Raymond K Petry
    Raymond K Petry 7 месяцев назад +1

    [03:55] "outdated...piece of technology"—we're waiting on 'Google Glass Edge'...

  • Dimension640
    Dimension640 7 месяцев назад

    An oxy-moron

  • Damien Green
    Damien Green 7 месяцев назад

    Discovery = identifying the mistakes or accidents

  • Flori Pons Toloza
    Flori Pons Toloza 7 месяцев назад

    Agradecería si pusieran subtítulos en español. Gracias

  • Cheezy T
    Cheezy T 7 месяцев назад

    If you want a bendy phone, just get an iPhone 6!

  • apostle333
    apostle333 7 месяцев назад

    hint: your "bucket brigade" analogy has more than one application.

  • apostle333
    apostle333 7 месяцев назад

    almost there...Marry this to transparent metal, and flexible glass, and you now have a complete system. (All are doable, hang in there! You're sooo close)

  • The Great And Powerful Trixie
    The Great And Powerful Trixie 7 месяцев назад

    Never fear, the Bucket Brigade is here! =D

  • Gamer2natic
    Gamer2natic 7 месяцев назад

    I lost it on the bucket part... omg XD

  • TheJamesRedwood
    TheJamesRedwood 7 месяцев назад

    Alan McDiarmid, great New Zealander.

    GHOSTFARE 7 месяцев назад

    Have you ever been trolled?

    Read more

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 7 месяцев назад

    why is there conductive plastic near my anus?

  • Fergus Wyrm
    Fergus Wyrm 7 месяцев назад

    Wow the editors must have had fun with this part.

  • Fart Raptor
    Fart Raptor 7 месяцев назад

    Ok so I like to listen to scishow too and from work so I don't really WATCH the video; I LISTEN to them. At 2:00 I thought there was something wrong with my car's stereo system and then I thought it got worse or the thought I was going crazy crossed my mind. I decided to replay the video later and I laughed so hard my dip fell out.

    • Peter Guzman
      Peter Guzman 7 месяцев назад

      fboyg91 IF you aint dippin you aint livin YEYEE

  • Darius Oak
    Darius Oak 7 месяцев назад

    I dunno how long Tuna's been editing these videos, but for the love of god let there be more hilarious editing a la the Bucket Brigade.

  • dankmemesboi
    dankmemesboi 7 месяцев назад

    But why is there a bucket brigade around my anus?

  • Stoned Pikachu Guitar Videos
    Stoned Pikachu Guitar Videos 7 месяцев назад

    apple sussed out the bendy smart phone a couple years back haha

  • abdelghafar elmasry
    abdelghafar elmasry 7 месяцев назад

    Hank, keep on hosting, you're a legend

  • Toad Roach
    Toad Roach 7 месяцев назад

    Ah Sweet!
    A new way to lose you phone; When it blows away in the wind! :P

    KRASS TV 7 месяцев назад

    But oi don' wan't moi smart phone to bend....

  • IlrysKadiatu
    IlrysKadiatu 7 месяцев назад

    I think SciShow should make an episode featuring "accidentally awesome" mistakes in chemistry, things like conductive plastic and Teflon.

  • GameSquid
    GameSquid 7 месяцев назад

    lol makign a bendy cell phone would hardly add any usefulness. it's fairly easy to avoid breaking a phone. but using a phoen that bends under your touch will probably be less practical than a regular one. only people who are extremely outdoorsy would want this technology.

  • Art Mills
    Art Mills 7 месяцев назад

    That's a lot of Hanks.

  • WarzoneNinja2
    WarzoneNinja2 7 месяцев назад

    this editor is fun! please keep him!

  • Symbionite xX
    Symbionite xX 7 месяцев назад

    Where did you buy that shirt Hank?:) love it!

  • Sky Nabess
    Sky Nabess 7 месяцев назад

    i like your shirt :)

  • gpwnedable
    gpwnedable 7 месяцев назад

    Stop editing the spaces off the end of your video. It makes it unwatchable.

  • mario villanueva
    mario villanueva 7 месяцев назад

    I'm calling it, AI invented this and guided humans to "discovered" now they're in their way to print terminators

  • William Phillips
    William Phillips 7 месяцев назад

    it's funny how fuckups become a discovery... what if you had to call it like it was?
    (Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my latest fuck up!)

  • William Phillips
    William Phillips 7 месяцев назад


  • lochinvar00465
    lochinvar00465 8 месяцев назад

    There is also conductive rubbers(usually silicon based). One app of it is connecting to LCD screens in digital watches, small game toys etc. It is composed of alternating strips of conductive and non-conductive rubber. A home made pressure sensor can be made using this because with pressure the resistance changes.

  • Heaven Marks
    Heaven Marks 8 месяцев назад

    BOob HAir????

  • Jayyy Zeee
    Jayyy Zeee 8 месяцев назад

    Do they have conductive plastic filament for 3D printers yet? It would be cool to print circuits within a 3D object.

  • James Rae
    James Rae 8 месяцев назад

    That demonstration with the buckets was beautiful.

  • Chad Zsideg
    Chad Zsideg 8 месяцев назад

    Really enjoyable show! Did he say "on accident"?

  • moh you
    moh you 8 месяцев назад

    SolidBanana: Why is there plastic around my anus?

  • Curtis Silveria
    Curtis Silveria 8 месяцев назад

    AYYYY! I'm excited! I have been doing research for 2 years now on polymer based solar cells and now they are getting their own spotlight!

  • Monkeyradar
    Monkeyradar 8 месяцев назад

    The bendy smartphone is at least 2 years old already.

  • Josh Wright
    Josh Wright 8 месяцев назад

    top quality editing five outta fove

  • Ethan Wagner
    Ethan Wagner 8 месяцев назад

    But we already have a bendy smartphone: the iPhone 6.

  • Max McAdams
    Max McAdams 8 месяцев назад

    I want that shirt

  • mongo moonbladder
    mongo moonbladder 8 месяцев назад

    Hank Green for President !

  • Ryvucz
    Ryvucz 8 месяцев назад

    I'm so angry I'm PDOT.

  • RickySTT
    RickySTT 8 месяцев назад

    Didn't Apple already invent the bendy smart phone (also by accident)?

  • Cameron Beyer
    Cameron Beyer 8 месяцев назад

    Want a bendy smartphone? Get an iPhone 6+

  • ideas
    ideas 8 месяцев назад

    how do smelling salts work?

  • frenchiveruti
    frenchiveruti 8 месяцев назад

    I have to give a big kudos to the editors, to you guys I give my entire apreciation for making those videos funnier and much more enjoyable

  • james draper
    james draper 8 месяцев назад

    i don't know if you've seen this already but veritasium just proved the Coriolis effect with Destin, and they pointed out that you said it was "bunk" could you clarify or retract your findings? they explain thoroughly that it has nearly no affect on drain direction unless precisely controlled. can you test and confirm? for peer review sake.

  • Sophie Robinson
    Sophie Robinson 8 месяцев назад


  • Jessica Valentina
    Jessica Valentina 8 месяцев назад

    I can't stop rewatching the bucket brigade scene. It is so amazing; I love it!!
    Hank Green continue what you're doing!

  • yeahminecraft16
    yeahminecraft16 8 месяцев назад

    2:05 it's polyhankylene

  • BB-8
    BB-8 8 месяцев назад

    Oh shit, oompa loompa hanks.

  • xbfalcon83
    xbfalcon83 8 месяцев назад

    more bucket segments please

    SMOKEDUDE 8 месяцев назад

    so he simply addes "metal" to plastic and called it plastic

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers 8 месяцев назад

      A plastic is just a long, repeating chain of molecules. So it would technically still be a polymer plastic.

  • nunya
    nunya 8 месяцев назад

    You might want to recheck your facts. The Ransburg Number 2 Process Electrostatic Paint Gun has a schematic dating 1961, which has a plastic bell that transfers 90,000 volts positive to the paint. If this bell is cleaned in laquer thinner or MEK, it will strip too many electrons making the bell almost useless. So, they are cleaned in xylene.

  • DonTHEhandsome1
    DonTHEhandsome1 8 месяцев назад

    Wow, with plastic solar panels we can stop our reliance on fossil fuels for energy. Wait, isn't fossil fuel a big component to plastics? Shit!

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers 8 месяцев назад

      What about bio-plastics?

  • serges
    serges 8 месяцев назад

    I kinda like have a solid phone... not really interested in a$700 squishy rectangle lol

  • Allison Roll
    Allison Roll 8 месяцев назад

    not a big fan of the excessive editing

  • Evan M
    Evan M 8 месяцев назад

    Do a video on the science behind the video where a guy lights his cigarette by striking his thumb against a plastic helmet

  • culwin
    culwin 8 месяцев назад

    Japanese. It's always the Japanese.

  • Zeus Kepler
    Zeus Kepler 8 месяцев назад

    love hank green <3

  • Leopoldo Aranha
    Leopoldo Aranha 8 месяцев назад +14

    2:11 I want a shirt with that pattern of Hanks passing buckets to other Hanks.

  • Ender Wiggins
    Ender Wiggins 8 месяцев назад

    I like how the show is evolving

  • Willaev
    Willaev 8 месяцев назад

    What do you mean 'some day'?

  • Nathan
    Nathan 8 месяцев назад +5

    I fucking loved the editing in this episode. XD

  • CptWindwalker82
    CptWindwalker82 8 месяцев назад

    So. Many. HANKS.

  • Nolan Bing
    Nolan Bing 8 месяцев назад

    my backpack already has a solar panel XD

  • I'm that guy that asks out all the hot girls
    I'm that guy that asks out all the hot girls 8 месяцев назад

    They actually don't get electrocuted they get shocked electrocution is being executed by electric

  • Abukar Mohamed
    Abukar Mohamed 8 месяцев назад

    You can say that I am the same as conductive plastic. We both were made As an accident

  • y2ksw1
    y2ksw1 8 месяцев назад

    Conductive plastic was always a problem and insulated plastic had to be invented in order to use it for electric cables. The changes you are talking about are about "good" conductors.

  • Reila Z
    Reila Z 8 месяцев назад

    This is something I took a topics course on in my university, and he covered the jist of it pretty well.

  • Jay Mee
    Jay Mee 8 месяцев назад

    this is cool.

  • Smashen
    Smashen 8 месяцев назад

    yeii more plastic, hell yeah! ..... eh what???

  • J Allen
    J Allen 8 месяцев назад

    Was it chemical X?

  • preClassic
    preClassic 8 месяцев назад

    Bucket Hank saves us all

  • KaX321
    KaX321 8 месяцев назад

    3:51 flying cars are not the future, the future is boring.

  • Anastasia Podscochinova
    Anastasia Podscochinova 8 месяцев назад

    why doesn't gravity work as much in water o_o

    • Anastasia Podscochinova
      Anastasia Podscochinova 8 месяцев назад

      yeah I'd guess something like that, but I'm so far from physics I just would want to understand why don't I feel my weight in water and how physics works here.. as a nontechnical student, the formulas seem just like formulas, and even if I can understand that here it does this because of mass and thickness of the water, or something like this, I can't see it other than numbers. Funny.

    • Mason S
      Mason S 8 месяцев назад

      Anastasia Podscochinova what? it does, water is just much thicker than air so you can push on it and get pushed back enough to stay afloat.

  • Blastoff2moon
    Blastoff2moon 8 месяцев назад

    I want this shirt so bad !

  • Max
    Max 8 месяцев назад

    i have Hank-Bucket nightmares now

  • TheMr77469
    TheMr77469 8 месяцев назад

    How come it took Nobel 25yrs to award the prize to them?

  • adhair
    adhair 8 месяцев назад

    What's photographic film?

  • Amieroll Mukminin
    Amieroll Mukminin 8 месяцев назад

    Plastic are worst when it comes to decomposition, but when about electronics, yes I like to prolong my 27 years CRT to 1000 years...

  • Scott FW
    Scott FW 8 месяцев назад

    Two thoughts. One; isn't a shiny conductive foil what the UFO crowd says some UFOs are skinned with? Two; that shirt looks like some kind of leftover from a DoD camouflage experiment.

  • Christie Nel
    Christie Nel 8 месяцев назад

    I always feel disappointed that this sort of thing has to discovered by accident.

  • JeffOf813
    JeffOf813 8 месяцев назад

    it's going to be a scroll with retractable borders that stiffen the screen for a certain distance... and they will prolly give you an extra amount you can pull out for a sidebar style menu with pins and notes. all rolling up into a pen sized device that houses the rolled up screen, all needed ports, and a smaller pen to detach for use with the scroll while extended... its going to be awesome... it's so obvious to me lol.

  • balintnk
    balintnk 8 месяцев назад

    Lets cover everything with these solar-plastics - we can figure out wastemanagement later...

  • Andreas Kapetanios
    Andreas Kapetanios 8 месяцев назад

    i have a question for you .... i have myobia , when i see objects in the mirror which are far away i dont see then well , but the mirror is 20cm from my eyes . how can this happen

    • Hezechiah Jones
      Hezechiah Jones 8 месяцев назад

      Andreas Kapetanios The mirror is just reflecting the light from those objects. It isn't a screen that magically casts the image of what's in front of it.

  • Derpster
    Derpster 8 месяцев назад

    "Go to youtube and subscribe." What insheeption is this? I'm already in youtube.

  • shortbuspileup
    shortbuspileup 8 месяцев назад

    Does this mean we'll get paid to recycle plastic bottles like we do to recycle copper wire? 💰 ♻️ 💵

  • wnkrwnkr
    wnkrwnkr 8 месяцев назад

    B U C K E T

  • ChaosManticore
    ChaosManticore 8 месяцев назад

    Plastic isn't quite as heat resistant as silicon, so that might be an issue.
    Another problem with plastic materials are aging, which makes them brittle.
    Not great if you want to keep bending your phone for years to come.
    People will probably buy a new phone every 2-3 years to keep up with advancing tech.
    So might be less of an issue unless they are really attached to their new shiny plastic phone.

  • Random Stuff
    Random Stuff 8 месяцев назад

    So the guy that messed up doesn't get any award.