9 Futuristic Materials

  • Опубликовано: 24 апр 2016
  • Learn about some materials that seem like they should belong in science fiction, but actually exist today!
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    Invisibility Cloaks
    Super Waterproofing
    Bulk Diamonds/Aggregated Diamond Nanorods
    Metallic Glasses
    Metallic Foams
    Transparent Aluminum
    Light-transmitting Concrete
    Regenerating Concrete

Комментарии • 2 781

  • Mike Nightingale
    Mike Nightingale 4 дня назад

    I wish that you didn't edit out the natural pauses from these videos.

  • Ish Meh Kwyz
    Ish Meh Kwyz 5 дней назад +1

    Wait, if we put that Water proof stuff on a ship, wouldn't it sink all the way to the bottom? Cuz it repels water away, so then as the water moves out of its way, wouldn't it reach the bottom of the ocean? Or would it just float?

  • Tyler Pripps
    Tyler Pripps 13 дней назад

    Rufio! Rufio Ru! Fi! Ohhhhhhhhh!!!!

  • DarkBoy 141
    DarkBoy 141 14 дней назад

    aerogel,all i need is ruby and gel sacks.

  • Cyniczny Kretes
    Cyniczny Kretes 19 дней назад

    So... ADNR are Stronger than Graphen?

  • Dejay Rezme
    Dejay Rezme 21 день назад

    Basically any new invention will lay waste for 20 years until the patents expire before it can be broadly exploited commercially. Until then the patent monopoly makes them too expensive and not efficient.

  • ClusterTacoXander
    ClusterTacoXander 27 дней назад

    "The future is now, old man."

  • Wolflord1208
    Wolflord1208 Месяц назад

    Honestly I dont trust these after watching "fashion trends that can kill you"

  • thisissoeasy
    thisissoeasy Месяц назад

    Blah blah blahhhh..... Far too much talking and hardly any visual evidence... This IS NOT A RADIO CHANNEL!!

  • Volcanic 0321
    Volcanic 0321 Месяц назад +1

    No. The future was yesterday, today is the past.

  • Lord Weaselton
    Lord Weaselton Месяц назад

    So it looks like Star-Wars-style transparisteel could become a thing...let's see if they ever figure out how to make a hyperdrive!

  • Brosicall
    Brosicall Месяц назад

    I'm glad you guys aren't clickbait

  • Cali mfk
    Cali mfk Месяц назад +1

    So superhydrophobic material is basically goretex

  • ValkyrieBlader ストームペガサス

    Introducing the rabid rain-coat! This rain-coat is hydrophobic

  • rashkavar
    rashkavar Месяц назад

    Honestly....I don't want invisibility tech to become a thing. The military applications of that are *terrifying*.

  • Charles Yeo
    Charles Yeo Месяц назад

    Harder than sapphire. I bet if they can make it cheaper the first application would be smartphone displays

  • Brandin Nute
    Brandin Nute Месяц назад

    i still low key miss hank

  • Krekker Recer
    Krekker Recer Месяц назад

    Couldn't we put two mirrors next to eachother than put a one way mirror infront of it to make an invisibility cloak?

  • Flamboyant Deception
    Flamboyant Deception Месяц назад

    you keep mispronouncing aluminium

  • Steve Nano ##
    Steve Nano ## 2 месяца назад

    i am a suber but i still hat ur beard

  • Helen Blatsky
    Helen Blatsky 2 месяца назад

    3:34 What about.. Uhh... Whatever black holes are made of?

  • Isaac Miles-Watt
    Isaac Miles-Watt 2 месяца назад

    Why not just use sapphire?

  • Gonietube NYC
    Gonietube NYC 2 месяца назад

    The cloak is real !!! The military uses it especially tier one units !!!

  • N Cuber
    N Cuber 2 месяца назад

    but... but... how about graphene?

  • Glen lopez
    Glen lopez 2 месяца назад

    best intro tune ever!!!.

  • StrikeWing17971
    StrikeWing17971 2 месяца назад

    But aluminum is a weak metal.

  • Paul Bremer
    Paul Bremer 2 месяца назад

    Finally a good science channel without click bait

  • Lighting Striker
    Lighting Striker 2 месяца назад

    metallic glass isn’t that a...


  • Mario Mentasti
    Mario Mentasti 2 месяца назад

    Metallic Glass reminds me of a material from a series of Fantasy Novels called "The Malloreon"

  • Shwethank Poojari
    Shwethank Poojari 2 месяца назад

    Who are you! 😑

  • Andrew Speck
    Andrew Speck 2 месяца назад

    rage against the machine t

  • MrPedroZ
    MrPedroZ 2 месяца назад

    The concret bacteria can go really wrong

  • eddie dana
    eddie dana 2 месяца назад


  • TheEVEInspiration
    TheEVEInspiration 2 месяца назад

    Next: metalic glass metalic foam :)

  • Ask Hallgrim Fuhr
    Ask Hallgrim Fuhr 2 месяца назад

    Maybe, with these new light, strong, metals, we can make better electrical cars that can move longer because of it's smaller weight, and that could mean humans will use much more electrical cars instead of regular ones! :D

  • Anthony C-R
    Anthony C-R 2 месяца назад

    With hyperdiamonds you can now sharpen your diamonds

  • Jeremy Porta
    Jeremy Porta 2 месяца назад

    Damn, Michael is super cute.

  • Tc
    Tc 2 месяца назад

    you know that metallic hydrogen experiment? well just replace the diamonds with hyper diamonds and there ya go.

  • Moosh Gaming
    Moosh Gaming 2 месяца назад

    I read the title and instantly thought of Transparent Aluminum

  • kravenofspider
    kravenofspider 3 месяца назад

    Or, they could just use the recipe for roman concrete that was recently found.

  • Theonedust007
    Theonedust007 3 месяца назад

    Sci-show, at 6:20-30 minutes of the video,starships can be built,its just that we don't have enough money to manufacture such things,but sooner it will happen,if no one else does this,than I will make science fiction a reality everyone can live in.

  • Chyn fu
    Chyn fu 3 месяца назад

    microscale robotic factory to produce materials.

  • XP Duelist
    XP Duelist 3 месяца назад

    lol the voice at the end was un-synced

  • audreyj 28
    audreyj 28 3 месяца назад

    Me: Why go to all that work with concrete when you can just just solar panel roadways?

    For all you uneducated folks, go to RUclip and search “Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways”
    Or just look it up on google

  • Alexander Korn
    Alexander Korn 3 месяца назад

    Take any ordinary material and put “super” in front on it, and it sounds futuristic. Want some super durable super plastic with your super cardboard? The future is now!

  • Chyn fu
    Chyn fu 3 месяца назад

    Thank you for sharing. Credits go to Our Researchers and they are honored for their great efforts ,creativity and work. Thank you for explaining

  • Dire Wolf
    Dire Wolf 3 месяца назад

    What if we make a plate that’s super hydrophobic and put another one like a bit higher and throw a droplet together

  • Oba mot
    Oba mot 3 месяца назад

    Wait wait wait, floating metal !? O_o

  • Smash Boy LUC4S
    Smash Boy LUC4S 3 месяца назад

    Stoopid muggle

  • DangerZone
    DangerZone 3 месяца назад

    All of these materials are not being used really yet... Oh. So its not now.

  • Mystery Millionaire
    Mystery Millionaire 3 месяца назад

    #1 Boneless Pizza

  • Indrajeet roy
    Indrajeet roy 3 месяца назад

    You're just taking not showing those materials

  • irishbreakfast
    irishbreakfast 3 месяца назад

    it only took us 30 years from imagining transparent aluminum to developing it for real. amazing. now when will we expand out into our solar system? go back to the moon? go to mars? achieve world peace? end poverty and famine. sickness. sorrow. we only imagined transparent aluminum 30 years ago and got it done. kennedy imagined sending men to the moon, and just 10 years later we were there. so whats our modern malfunction???? why has nothing great been done since then? why haven't we gone anyplace or done anything since 1968?? its obvious we can do anything we imagine. so why hasn't any of it been done.

    • Aaron Washburn
      Aaron Washburn 3 месяца назад

      Do you have a link? All I can find is articles talking about aluminum oxynitride which is a ceramic.

    • irishbreakfast
      irishbreakfast 3 месяца назад

      aaron... uh, yes w do. it was invented this year.

    • Aaron Washburn
      Aaron Washburn 3 месяца назад

      We don't actually have transparent aluminum, metallic glasses aren't transparent and transparent sapphire (aluminum oxide) is a ceramic not a metal.

  • ajques 425
    ajques 425 3 месяца назад +1

    They have an illuminated sidewalk like that at Disney’s Epcot in Orlando

  • Julian Hart
    Julian Hart 4 месяца назад

    Was it just me or when he said "the coolest thing is it's not just science fiction" did he sound like the biggest nerd? Haha

  • Kwint
    Kwint 4 месяца назад

    why is so much in the netherlands lol

  • SoaPuffball
    SoaPuffball 4 месяца назад

    3:38 it’s still a diamond, so it doesn’t count
    atleast i have a new diamond to use now :D

    KOOKOOLOOP THE CAT OF DOOM 4 месяца назад

    the future is now thanks to science! (pokemon reference)

  • johnallentanktoad 2015
    johnallentanktoad 2015 4 месяца назад +1

    So.. if I put metal foam in a shoe.. what could I do? Could I like.. jump off a house and just do a role and be fine??

  • Yu Wish
    Yu Wish 4 месяца назад

    The transparent concrete was interesting in that one could put solar panels under it and potentially power a lot of things.

  • Stephen King638
    Stephen King638 4 месяца назад

    What about stable neutronium harvesting from stars.

  • FaTaLx Techno
    FaTaLx Techno 4 месяца назад

    Is it just me or does he sound like he is speaking chinese i barley understand him

  • keshav
    keshav 4 месяца назад

    He makes science sound so interesting and fascinating. It was already before but more so.

  • Behroz Asghar
    Behroz Asghar 4 месяца назад

    I have something that is wayyyy much more harder than HyperDiamonds

  • Seeker Of Wits
    Seeker Of Wits 4 месяца назад

    I'll bite.

  • Andrew Scamporino
    Andrew Scamporino 4 месяца назад


  • Asper Hunt
    Asper Hunt 4 месяца назад +1

    Remember this. "The future is Now"

  • Perplexion Dangerman
    Perplexion Dangerman 4 месяца назад

    I think I just suffered multi-dimensionalism. I was sure it was 1984 and it was spock's idea.

  • vanhouten64
    vanhouten64 4 месяца назад

    Solar roadways are also another AMAZING future material.

  • AdventurerBen The Pro
    AdventurerBen The Pro 4 месяца назад

    They didn’t mention spinach heart tissue!

  • Greedy Baron
    Greedy Baron 4 месяца назад

    Damn... all the people with Trypophobia are having a hard time processing this... Shame...

  • The DanishPastry
    The DanishPastry 4 месяца назад

    Hyperdiamonds "Least compressible material"
    What about H2O? Isn't water incompressible? I may be wrong but whatever XD

  • buragarawa
    buragarawa 4 месяца назад

    The future is now, thanks to science!

  • Quiptipt
    Quiptipt 4 месяца назад

    Everytime I hear the word "diamond" I just think of that song parody of "My House"

  • Ernie the Quiet Doom
    Ernie the Quiet Doom 4 месяца назад

    Metallic foam = Spongebob X

  • ThisGuyPlaysGames
    ThisGuyPlaysGames 4 месяца назад

    5:38 im trypophobic

  • Damn Commies
    Damn Commies 4 месяца назад

    But WHYYYYYYYY is there 9 futuristic materials around my anus?

  • Michael Meissner
    Michael Meissner 4 месяца назад

    So, how durable are aerogels? They look like you compress a brick-sized aerogel into super tiny ball with hardly any effort, and while I'm no expert, I doubt that the compression would be elastic.
    But as for hyperdiamonds, you mean to say we could finally cut diamonds... with _hyperdiamonds!?_ Seems legit, get me in on this!
    Also question, if the invisibility cloak gets macroscopic enough, what range of light would it be effective in? It would seem to me that once it's capable of macroscopically hiding objects by appearing as what's behind them, it could applied to military aircraft, assuming the effective light range includes radar frequencies. Hmm...

  • Mary Udomah
    Mary Udomah 4 месяца назад

    'Muggle Researchers'

  • P1MPO
    P1MPO 5 месяцев назад

    Thank you for telling me about things and bot showing ANYTHING in a video... what a useless vid....

  • JawAdrian
    JawAdrian 5 месяцев назад

    What if you put a perfectly hydrophobic material on the bottom of a ship...

  • Amrit Kumar
    Amrit Kumar 5 месяцев назад


  • Amrit Kumar
    Amrit Kumar 5 месяцев назад


  • Petros Kefallinos
    Petros Kefallinos 5 месяцев назад

    1:37 No I'm a solid snake fan! 😛

  • santiago vallejo
    santiago vallejo 5 месяцев назад

    Just one correction. Metal isn't fire resistant. It can't catch fire and ignite easily, but with heat it looses all of it's mechanical properties quickly.

  • Chrome Dome
    Chrome Dome 5 месяцев назад

    New Update to life, added more materials

  • Ryan Layug
    Ryan Layug 5 месяцев назад

    I think this video would be better if it has sample videos

  • Richard Collins
    Richard Collins 5 месяцев назад

    All I want to know is who traveled back in time from the 23rd century to give us the formula for manufacturing aluminium oyxnitride?

  • ucantkeepup583
    ucantkeepup583 5 месяцев назад

    Weren't the Romans doing that with concrete...? Doesn't seem to be anything new

  • Al Paca
    Al Paca 5 месяцев назад

    FYI aerogel are already being used to insulate windows and doors and have been for a number of years

  • Trey Atkins
    Trey Atkins 5 месяцев назад

    Isn't a "hyper-diamond" also the name of a 4-d platonic solid?

  • vivekkumar gupta
    vivekkumar gupta 5 месяцев назад

    from where you get all these information of new research work ?? if you read this please reply.

  • Rohankumar Bukane
    Rohankumar Bukane 5 месяцев назад

    nice video

  • Shinigami
    Shinigami 5 месяцев назад

    Too clarify..Diamonds are hard..not tough. They are quite brittle actually, because of how hard they are..for instance a sword/knife blade made of diamond would shatter like glass.

  • TheImperialKerbalUnion
    TheImperialKerbalUnion 5 месяцев назад

    If the future is now then it's the present

  • Collywobbler Soufflé
    Collywobbler Soufflé 6 месяцев назад

    Someone get me a lab, blowtorch and some graphite.

  • QueenofSilence101
    QueenofSilence101 6 месяцев назад

    I wouldn't say "the future is now" until these materials enter common use in everyday life.
    But that's just me giving a typical bitter comment. So don't mind me.
    Do you have aerogel windows? Or a dress shirt and slacks made of super hydrophobic fabrics? 😂 😋

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name 6 месяцев назад

    The future is now.
    *1 YEAR LATER*
    I don't see any transparent aluminum windows.

  • Cam275YT
    Cam275YT 6 месяцев назад

    _crafts a hyperdiamond pickaxe_