9 Futuristic Materials

  • Опубликовано: 24 апр 2016
  • Learn about some materials that seem like they should belong in science fiction, but actually exist today!
    Hosted by: Michael Aranda
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    Invisibility Cloaks
    Super Waterproofing
    Bulk Diamonds/Aggregated Diamond Nanorods
    Metallic Glasses
    Metallic Foams
    Transparent Aluminum
    Light-transmitting Concrete
    Regenerating Concrete
  • Длительность: 8:36
  • SciShow  science  Hank  Green  michael aranda  aerogels  metallic glass  superhydrophobic  superhydrophobic materials  concrete  self-healing  calcite  calcium lactate  limestone  light-transmitting  optical fibers  aluminum oxynitride  transparent aluminum  metallic foams  metal sponge  amorphous metal  Aggregated Diamond Nanorods  hyperdiamonds  aluminum oxide nanoparticles  invisibility cloak  gold antennas  

Комментарии: 2 729

  • Andrew Speck
    Andrew Speck 2 дня назад

    rage against the machine t

  • MrPedroZ
    MrPedroZ 3 дня назад

    The concret bacteria can go really wrong

  • eddie dana
    eddie dana 3 дня назад


  • TheEVEInspiration
    TheEVEInspiration 5 дней назад

    Next: metalic glass metalic foam :)

  • Ask Hallgrim Fuhr
    Ask Hallgrim Fuhr 8 дней 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 8 дней назад

    With hyperdiamonds you can now sharpen your diamonds

  • Jeremy Porta
    Jeremy Porta 12 дней назад

    Damn, Michael is super cute.

  • Tc
    Tc 12 дней назад

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

  • 1guana
    1guana 16 дней назад

    I read the title and instantly thought of Transparent Aluminum

  • kravenofspider
    kravenofspider 20 дней назад

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

  • Theonedust007
    Theonedust007 24 дня 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 24 дня назад

    microscale robotic factory to produce materials.

  • XP Duelist
    XP Duelist 25 дней назад

    lol the voice at the end was un-synced

  • audreyj 28
    audreyj 28 25 дней 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 YouTube and search “Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways”
    Or just look it up on google

  • Alexander Korn
    Alexander Korn 26 дней 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 28 дней 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    Wait wait wait, floating metal !? O_o

  • Smash Boy LUC4S
    Smash Boy LUC4S Месяц назад

    Stoopid muggle

  • DangerZone
    DangerZone Месяц назад

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

  • Mystery Millionaire
    Mystery Millionaire Месяц назад

    #1 Boneless Pizza

  • Indrajeet roy
    Indrajeet roy Месяц назад

    You're just taking not showing those materials

  • irishbreakfast
    irishbreakfast Месяц 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 Месяц назад

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

    • irishbreakfast
      irishbreakfast Месяц назад

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

    • Aaron Washburn
      Aaron Washburn Месяц 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 Месяц назад +1

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

  • Julian Hart
    Julian Hart Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    why is so much in the netherlands lol

  • SoaPuffball
    SoaPuffball Месяц назад

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


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

  • johnallentanktoad 2015
    johnallentanktoad 2015 Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    What about stable neutronium harvesting from stars.

  • FaTaLx Techno
    FaTaLx Techno Месяц назад

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

  • The Real Donald Trump
    The Real Donald Trump Месяц назад

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

  • Behroz Asghar
    Behroz Asghar Месяц назад

    I have something that is wayyyy much more harder than HyperDiamonds

  • Seeker Of Wits
    Seeker Of Wits Месяц назад

    I'll bite.

  • Andrew Scamporino
    Andrew Scamporino Месяц назад


  • Asper Hunt
    Asper Hunt Месяц назад +1

    Remember this. "The future is Now"

  • Perplexion Dangerman
    Perplexion Dangerman Месяц назад

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

  • vanhouten64
    vanhouten64 Месяц назад

    Solar roadways are also another AMAZING future material.

  • AdventurerBen The Pro
    AdventurerBen The Pro Месяц назад

    They didn’t mention spinach heart tissue!

  • Greedy Baron
    Greedy Baron 2 месяца назад

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

  • The DanishPastry
    The DanishPastry 2 месяца назад

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

  • buragarawa
    buragarawa 2 месяца назад

    The future is now, thanks to science!

  • Quiptipt
    Quiptipt 2 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 2 месяца назад

    Metallic foam = Spongebob X

  • ThisGuyPlaysGames
    ThisGuyPlaysGames 2 месяца назад

    5:38 im trypophobic

  • Damn Commies
    Damn Commies 2 месяца назад

    But WHYYYYYYYY is there 9 futuristic materials around my anus?

  • Michael Meissner
    Michael Meissner 2 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 2 месяца назад

    'Muggle Researchers'

  • P1MPO
    P1MPO 2 месяца назад

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

  • JawAdrian
    JawAdrian 2 месяца назад

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

  • Amrit Kumar
    Amrit Kumar 2 месяца назад


  • Amrit Kumar
    Amrit Kumar 2 месяца назад


  • Petros Kefallinos
    Petros Kefallinos 2 месяца назад

    1:37 No I'm a solid snake fan! 😛

  • santiago vallejo
    santiago vallejo 2 месяца 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.

  • Daryl Paul
    Daryl Paul 2 месяца назад

    New Update to life, added more materials

  • Ryan Layug
    Ryan Layug 2 месяца назад

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

  • Richard Collins
    Richard Collins 2 месяца 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?

  • KooMoo
    KooMoo 2 месяца назад +1

    Oh God my trypophobia

  • ucantkeepup583
    ucantkeepup583 2 месяца назад

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

  • Al Paca
    Al Paca 2 месяца назад

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

  • Trey Atkins
    Trey Atkins 2 месяца назад

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

  • vivekkumar gupta
    vivekkumar gupta 2 месяца назад

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

  • Rohankumar Bukane
    Rohankumar Bukane 3 месяца назад

    nice video

  • Shinigami
    Shinigami 3 месяца 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.

  • Digital Ghost
    Digital Ghost 3 месяца назад

    Well actually MIT already developed a cloaking jacket with the same principle except it's almost the size of a human torso

  • TheImperialKerbalUnion
    TheImperialKerbalUnion 3 месяца назад

    If the future is now then it's the present

  • Collywobbler Soufflé
    Collywobbler Soufflé 3 месяца назад

    Someone get me a lab, blowtorch and some graphite.

  • QueenofSilence101
    QueenofSilence101 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Cam275YT
    Cam275YT 3 месяца назад

    _crafts a hyperdiamond pickaxe_

  • The Skelie Gamers
    The Skelie Gamers 4 месяца назад


    aahh pokemon references

  • 12 Tribes of Israel 144K
    12 Tribes of Israel 144K 4 месяца назад

    Some day maybe never....

  • Glitch 2
    Glitch 2 4 месяца назад

    If we get enough of those hyperdiamonds and more money we could build a freaking space elevator

  • Professor Foxtrot
    Professor Foxtrot 4 месяца назад

    Praise KEK!

  • Mud Kip
    Mud Kip 4 месяца назад

    Just saw an ad with Hank in it

  • Daniel Stoner
    Daniel Stoner 4 месяца назад

    Dude - y'all never heard of fair use? It's OK to put little video clips created by others demonstrating all these technologies.

  • jb bautista
    jb bautista 4 месяца назад

    The Future is now with Stupid with Fidget Spinners and Clickbaiters in yt

  • Nolmart Maridor Gimeno
    Nolmart Maridor Gimeno 4 месяца назад

    I feel like..someone in the sea of comments, is thinking of Bill Nye the Science Guy.....

  • Tanvi Shah
    Tanvi Shah 4 месяца назад

    My Harry Potter fans, Where you at!!!!!!

  • Ethan Miller
    Ethan Miller 5 месяцев назад

    With Light Transmitting Concrete we could make buildings that don't need a my lights! Except a night.

  • baukepoelsma
    baukepoelsma 5 месяцев назад

    Self-healing concrete from Delft University of Technology FTW

  • Justin Williams
    Justin Williams 5 месяцев назад +1

    Imagine dropping your invisibility cloak.

  • Noah Cochran
    Noah Cochran 5 месяцев назад

    I love your hair.

  • Dean Shaw
    Dean Shaw 5 месяцев назад

    Question : How can inventions created in the present be considered futuristic?

  • Hero Daysaver
    Hero Daysaver 5 месяцев назад

    this guy is my favorite host he should do more holy f*cking science!

  • PenguinAnimations
    PenguinAnimations 5 месяцев назад

    What about that coating that absorbs like 99.9999% of light?

  • Luis Prado
    Luis Prado 5 месяцев назад

    What are the health benefits of ass?

  • Chipwhitley274
    Chipwhitley274 5 месяцев назад

    Use Hyper-Diamond Sheeting to sandwich Aerogel insulation... thus creating super strong and super-insulated Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) to build a glass house which you *_CAN_* throw stones at.

  • Edwin Peng
    Edwin Peng 5 месяцев назад

    Thanks for this video! As a materials engineer, I work w/ 2 of these awesome materials: aerogel & metallic glass.

  • chris o oneal
    chris o oneal 6 месяцев назад

    Some 10 year old "omg we can use diamonds as our armor and weapons and pickaxe now!"

  • Frederick Johnson
    Frederick Johnson 6 месяцев назад

    End hydrophobia

  • Joseph Kim 조세프 킴
    Joseph Kim 조세프 킴 6 месяцев назад

    actually who talking there looks like Graphical hyperhuman!

  • Harshvardhan Mishra
    Harshvardhan Mishra 6 месяцев назад


  • James Ward
    James Ward 6 месяцев назад

    Aha, joke's on you, i live in a 15th century house so i haven't been near any concrete today ;)

  • Brandon Walthers
    Brandon Walthers 6 месяцев назад

    why not just put up a light. fucking lighted concrete

  • Brandon Walthers
    Brandon Walthers 6 месяцев назад

    I hate this guy

  • Aaron Washburn
    Aaron Washburn 6 месяцев назад

    FYI for people thinking the metallic glasses can be used for new windows or clear coatings, they are NOT transparent. Metallic glasses look just like normal metals, this is because they are still metallically bonded.

  • legbert123
    legbert123 7 месяцев назад

    This guy is Poochie.

  • urdu learner
    urdu learner 7 месяцев назад

    Ok then , until that future comes