9 Futuristic Materials

  • Опубликовано:  Год назад
  • 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
  • ОбразованиеОбразование
  • 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: 2 678

  • johnallentanktoad 2015
    johnallentanktoad 2015 4 часа 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 17 часов назад

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

  • Neil Rigsbee
    Neil Rigsbee 22 часа назад

    What about stable neutronium harvesting from stars.

  • FaTaLx Techno
    FaTaLx Techno День 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 День назад

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

  • Behroz Asghar
    Behroz Asghar 2 дня назад

    I have something that is wayyyy much more harder than HyperDiamonds

  • Seeker Of Wits
    Seeker Of Wits 4 дня назад

    I'll bite.

  • Andrew Scamporino
    Andrew Scamporino 5 дней назад


  • Asper Hunt
    Asper Hunt 7 дней назад +1

    Remember this. "The future is Now"

  • Perplexion Dangerman
    Perplexion Dangerman 7 дней назад

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

  • vanhouten64
    vanhouten64 8 дней назад

    Solar roadways are also another AMAZING future material.

  • AdventurerBen The Pro
    AdventurerBen The Pro 8 дней назад

    They didn’t mention spinach heart tissue!

  • Greedy Baron
    Greedy Baron 10 дней назад

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

  • The DanishPastry
    The DanishPastry 11 дней назад

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

  • buragarawa
    buragarawa 18 дней назад

    The future is now, thanks to science!

  • Quiptipt
    Quiptipt 19 дней 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 21 день назад

    Metallic foam = Spongebob X

  • ThisGuyPlaysGames
    ThisGuyPlaysGames 23 дня назад

    5:38 im trypophobic

  • Damn Commies
    Damn Commies 23 дня назад

    But WHYYYYYYYY is there 9 futuristic materials around my anus?

  • Michael Meissner
    Michael Meissner 23 дня 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 24 дня назад

    'Muggle Researchers'

  • P1MPO
    P1MPO 25 дней назад

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

  • JawAdrian
    JawAdrian 26 дней назад

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

  • Amrit Kumar
    Amrit Kumar 26 дней назад


  • Amrit Kumar
    Amrit Kumar 26 дней назад


  • Petros Kefallinos
    Petros Kefallinos 27 дней назад

    1:37 No I'm a solid snake fan! 😛

  • santiago vallejo
    santiago vallejo 27 дней 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 28 дней назад

    New Update to life, added more materials

  • Ryan Layug
    Ryan Layug 29 дней назад

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

  • Richard Collins
    Richard Collins Месяц 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 Месяц назад +1

    Oh God my trypophobia

  • ucantkeepup583
    ucantkeepup583 Месяц назад

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

  • Al Paca
    Al Paca Месяц назад

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

  • Trey Atkins
    Trey Atkins Месяц назад

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

  • vivekkumar gupta
    vivekkumar gupta Месяц назад

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

    JS TATHAM Месяц назад

    I found this www.gearbest.com/sale/pp_676259.html?lkid=10671402, is this similar?

  • Rohankumar Bukane
    Rohankumar Bukane Месяц назад

    nice video

  • Shinigami
    Shinigami Месяц 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 Месяц 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 Месяц назад

    If the future is now then it's the present

  • Collywobbler Soufflé
    Collywobbler Soufflé 2 месяца назад

    Someone get me a lab, blowtorch and some graphite.

  • QueenofSilence101
    QueenofSilence101 2 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 2 месяца назад

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

  • Cam275YT
    Cam275YT 2 месяца назад

    _crafts a hyperdiamond pickaxe_

  • The Skelie Gamers
    The Skelie Gamers 2 месяца назад


    aahh pokemon references

  • 12 Tribes of Israel 144K
    12 Tribes of Israel 144K 2 месяца назад

    Some day maybe never....

  • Glitch 2
    Glitch 2 2 месяца назад

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

  • Professor Foxtrot
    Professor Foxtrot 2 месяца назад

    Praise KEK!

  • Mud Kip
    Mud Kip 2 месяца назад

    Just saw an ad with Hank in it

  • Daniel Stoner
    Daniel Stoner 3 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Nolmart Maridor Gimeno
    Nolmart Maridor Gimeno 3 месяца назад

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

  • Tanvi Shah
    Tanvi Shah 3 месяца назад

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

  • Ethan Miller
    Ethan Miller 3 месяца назад

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

  • baukepoelsma
    baukepoelsma 3 месяца назад

    Self-healing concrete from Delft University of Technology FTW

  • Justin Williams
    Justin Williams 3 месяца назад +1

    Imagine dropping your invisibility cloak.

  • Noah Cochran
    Noah Cochran 3 месяца назад

    I love your hair.

  • Dean Shaw
    Dean Shaw 3 месяца назад

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

  • Hero Daysaver
    Hero Daysaver 3 месяца назад

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

  • PenguinAnimations
    PenguinAnimations 3 месяца назад

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

  • Luis Prado
    Luis Prado 3 месяца назад

    What are the health benefits of ass?

  • Chipwhitley274
    Chipwhitley274 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Frederick Johnson
    Frederick Johnson 4 месяца назад

    End hydrophobia

  • Joseph Kim 조세프 킴
    Joseph Kim 조세프 킴 4 месяца назад

    actually who talking there looks like Graphical hyperhuman!

  • Harshvardhan Mishra
    Harshvardhan Mishra 4 месяца назад


  • James Ward
    James Ward 4 месяца 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 5 месяцев назад

    why not just put up a light. fucking lighted concrete

  • Brandon Walthers
    Brandon Walthers 5 месяцев назад

    I hate this guy

  • Aaron Washburn
    Aaron Washburn 5 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 5 месяцев назад

    This guy is Poochie.

  • urdu learner
    urdu learner 5 месяцев назад

    Ok then , until that future comes

  • Thomas Dennis
    Thomas Dennis 5 месяцев назад

    Only my favourite film!! :D

  • Pokélord 123
    Pokélord 123 5 месяцев назад

    THE FUTURE IS NOW WITH SCIENCE! -Clemont From Pokémon X And Y

  • NizVania
    NizVania 5 месяцев назад

    I'm pretty sure you can't call bacterias "technology"...

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill 5 месяцев назад

    What on earth is a Star Trek? Mormon peasant-settlers throwing themselves into a sun?

  • Riju Mondal
    Riju Mondal 5 месяцев назад

    what if we make a gasoline engine that can run inside water simply my extracting the oxygen of water by a metal and injecting it in the fuel and start the combustion deep inside water .

    and i have a method for this process which will make this possible and open a path for a new generation of cheap submarine

  • Tarek Z
    Tarek Z 5 месяцев назад

    Slow down!

  • TheGoldenSheep
    TheGoldenSheep 5 месяцев назад

    I got a really funny ad where a woman apologized for interrupting my video, then to make up for it, she showed me a bunch of cat pictures.

  • AlphaNathan Online
    AlphaNathan Online 5 месяцев назад


  • QuikPhase
    QuikPhase 5 месяцев назад

    You all are muggles

  • Erika Fiore
    Erika Fiore 5 месяцев назад

    7:10 meh, Michael Jackson already did it in Billie Jean.

  • Erika Fiore
    Erika Fiore 5 месяцев назад

    3:19 or painting walls and not worring about vandals graffiti.

  • Debbie Pound
    Debbie Pound 5 месяцев назад

    for number three that one is literally just a spray, like it cost ten bucks, and any water based material slides off whatever you spray it on.

  • Kim-Jong -Un
    Kim-Jong -Un 5 месяцев назад

    Waterproof is just waterproof there's no level of it right? "I've got my lvl3 rain coat", cool what's it do", it keeps me dry", that's what mine does it's the same thing"

  • Django Stewart
    Django Stewart 5 месяцев назад

    People have created an AMAZING THING THAT WILL SAVE OUR LIVES!! unfortunately, it can only work for a super duper tiny microscopic thing, and is absolutely useless. But hey, maybe one day we can use it!

  • Jonathan Fun
    Jonathan Fun 5 месяцев назад

    didn't Nikola Tesla and Einstein work together on a radar blocking technology? and didn't that result in the boat they tested on actually disappearing?

  • erlog135
    erlog135 5 месяцев назад

    The future is now, old man.

  • Blaine Drummond
    Blaine Drummond 6 месяцев назад

    So metallic glass sponges are like super springs then right? Also IMHO the coolest thing abort amorphous metals is that there are some amorphous metal alloys that slowly give way to natural bone growth over time so they can be used as prosthetic implants in bones but naturally give way to completely natural regrown bone over time.

  • Nick
    Nick 6 месяцев назад

    it feels like we are constantly living in the future.

  • richanngn8
    richanngn8 6 месяцев назад

    So you're saying we can make Captain America's shield with metallic glass???

  • HJ Neel
    HJ Neel 6 месяцев назад

    am i the only star trek geek who freaked out here

  • K4maKomodo
    K4maKomodo 6 месяцев назад

    This is why I love this channel.

  • Biohazard Personal
    Biohazard Personal 6 месяцев назад

    the most futurestic thing is nokia 3310 what the fuck is that made off

  • Cj Fangs
    Cj Fangs 6 месяцев назад

    .-. i saw his face an jumped, his soo cuute, but i didnt know there was more then one of them xD, i love his hair!

  • Better526
    Better526 6 месяцев назад +1

    10. Whatever the hell Nokia is made out of. Weird plastic

  • TJDlink
    TJDlink 6 месяцев назад

    Metal sponge trypophobia!!!!!

  • Mark Stump
    Mark Stump 6 месяцев назад

    Some of these tiny things are very bad for our lungs :(

  • KaKaKaydenIsHere
    KaKaKaydenIsHere 6 месяцев назад

    were not harry potter fans were potterheads