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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Комментарии • 642

  • Zack Thomas
    Zack Thomas 28 дней назад

    LMAO! Love the bucket analogy. Cool video

  • stephen madl
    stephen madl Месяц назад

    One year after this video and those flexible phones are in development and might even be in production.

  • the hunter
    the hunter 2 месяца назад

    why do we only discover stuff by mistake

  • Robert Junior
    Robert Junior 3 месяца назад

    Is this how the iPhone 5C happened?

  • Wallis Adair
    Wallis Adair 4 месяца назад

    Samsung is already making a bendable phone... Yes the future is here the future is now.

  • Guppy Guy
    Guppy Guy 4 месяца назад

    I love that shirt

  • shaik ashfaq
    shaik ashfaq 5 месяцев назад

    which type of plastic waste can convert in to electricity? please reply

  • David
    David 5 месяцев назад

    A chemist discovered something, so called in another chemist, but they were still stumped, so they called in a physicist who explained it all for them. Sounds about right.

  • Marilyn Lynds
    Marilyn Lynds 5 месяцев назад

    Do we need yet more plastics being made? Follow up, is it recyclable and how much of it will end up in landfills, rivers, lakes and oceans?

  • Suryajoy Samanta
    Suryajoy Samanta 6 месяцев назад

    U look fat😑

  • Tekno
    Tekno 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Tekno
    Tekno 7 месяцев назад

    Alan squared

  • thisisyourusernameondrugs
    thisisyourusernameondrugs 8 месяцев назад

    Just saw Alan Macdiarmid's Nobel Prize Medal today!

  • AmazingSticker
    AmazingSticker Год назад

    They already have bendy smart phones

  • lohphat
    lohphat Год назад

    What is Mylar then? What's its history?

  • Raymond K Petry
    Raymond K Petry Год назад +1

    [03:55] "outdated...piece of technology"-we're waiting on 'Google Glass Edge'...

  • Dimension640
    Dimension640 Год назад

    An oxy-moron

  • Damien Green
    Damien Green Год назад

    Discovery = identifying the mistakes or accidents

  • Flori Pons Toloza
    Flori Pons Toloza Год назад

    Agradecería si pusieran subtítulos en español. Gracias

  • Cheezy T
    Cheezy T Год назад

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

  • apostle333
    apostle333 Год назад

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

  • apostle333
    apostle333 Год 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 Год назад

    Never fear, the Bucket Brigade is here! =D

  • Gamer2natic
    Gamer2natic Год назад

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

  • TheJamesRedwood
    TheJamesRedwood Год назад

    Alan McDiarmid, great New Zealander.

    GHOSTFARE Год назад

    Have you ever been trolled?

    Read more

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 Год назад

    why is there conductive plastic near my anus?

  • Fergus Wyrm
    Fergus Wyrm Год назад

    Wow the editors must have had fun with this part.

  • Fart Raptor
    Fart Raptor Год 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 Год назад

      fboyg91 IF you aint dippin you aint livin YEYEE

  • Darius Oak
    Darius Oak Год 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 Год назад

    But why is there a bucket brigade around my anus?

  • Stoned Pikachu Guitar Videos
    Stoned Pikachu Guitar Videos Год назад

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

  • sarah elmasry
    sarah elmasry Год назад

    Hank, keep on hosting, you're a legend

  • Toad Roach
    Toad Roach Год назад

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

    KRASS TV Год назад

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

  • IlrysKadiatu
    IlrysKadiatu Год назад

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

  • GameSquid
    GameSquid Год 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 Год назад

    That's a lot of Hanks.

  • WarzoneNinja2
    WarzoneNinja2 Год назад

    this editor is fun! please keep him!

  • Symbionite xX
    Symbionite xX Год назад

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

  • Sky Nabess
    Sky Nabess Год назад

    i like your shirt :)

  • gpwnedable
    gpwnedable Год назад

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

  • mario villanueva
    mario villanueva Год назад

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

  • Billy Mays
    Billy Mays Год 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!)

  • Billy Mays
    Billy Mays Год назад


  • lochinvar00465
    lochinvar00465 Год 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 Год назад

    BOob HAir????

  • Jayyy Zeee
    Jayyy Zeee Год 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 Год назад

    That demonstration with the buckets was beautiful.

  • Chad Zsideg
    Chad Zsideg Год назад

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

  • moh you
    moh you Год назад

    SolidBanana: Why is there plastic around my anus?

  • Curtis Silveria
    Curtis Silveria Год 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 Год назад

    The bendy smartphone is at least 2 years old already.

  • Josh Wright
    Josh Wright Год назад

    top quality editing five outta fove

  • Ethan Wagner
    Ethan Wagner Год назад

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

  • Max McAdams
    Max McAdams Год назад

    I want that shirt

  • mongo moonbladder
    mongo moonbladder Год назад

    Hank Green for President !

  • Ryvucz
    Ryvucz Год назад

    I'm so angry I'm PDOT.

  • RickySTT
    RickySTT Год назад

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

  • Cameron Beyer
    Cameron Beyer Год назад

    Want a bendy smartphone? Get an iPhone 6+

  • ideas
    ideas Год назад

    how do smelling salts work?

  • frenchiveruti
    frenchiveruti Год 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 Год 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 Год назад


  • Jessica Valentina
    Jessica Valentina Год 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 Год назад

    2:05 it's polyhankylene

  • BB-8
    BB-8 Год назад

    Oh shit, oompa loompa hanks.

  • xbfalcon83
    xbfalcon83 Год назад

    more bucket segments please

    SMOKEDUDE Год назад

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

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers Год назад

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

  • nunya
    nunya Год 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 Год 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!

  • serges
    serges Год назад

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

  • Allison Roll
    Allison Roll Год назад

    not a big fan of the excessive editing

  • Evan M
    Evan M Год 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 Год назад

    Japanese. It's always the Japanese.

  • Zeus Kepler
    Zeus Kepler Год назад

    love hank green

  • Leopoldo Aranha
    Leopoldo Aranha Год назад +36

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

  • Ender Wiggins
    Ender Wiggins Год назад

    I like how the show is evolving

  • Willaev
    Willaev Год назад

    What do you mean 'some day'?

  • Nathan
    Nathan Год назад +9

    I fucking loved the editing in this episode. XD

  • CptWindwalker82
    CptWindwalker82 Год назад

    So. Many. HANKS.

  • Nolan Bing
    Nolan Bing Год назад

    my backpack already has a solar panel XD

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

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

  • Abukar Mohamed
    Abukar Mohamed Год назад

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

  • y2ksw1
    y2ksw1 Год 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.

  • Jay Mee
    Jay Mee Год назад

    this is cool.

  • Smashen
    Smashen Год назад

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

  • J Allen
    J Allen Год назад

    Was it chemical X?

  • preClassic
    preClassic Год назад

    Bucket Hank saves us all

  • KaX321
    KaX321 Год назад

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

  • Anastasia Podscochinova
    Anastasia Podscochinova Год назад

    why doesn't gravity work as much in water o_o

    • Anastasia Podscochinova
      Anastasia Podscochinova Год 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 Год 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 Год назад

    I want this shirt so bad !

  • Max
    Max Год назад

    i have Hank-Bucket nightmares now

  • TheMr77469
    TheMr77469 Год назад

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

  • adhair
    adhair Год назад

    What's photographic film?

  • Amieroll Mukminin
    Amieroll Mukminin Год 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 Год 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.