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‘Strange Material’ Swallows Metal Objects in This Mesmerizing Video

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posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 11:43 PM
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R U sure it's time lapse? If you're right i didn't know. either way it is very cool.



XL5

posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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That stuff is very easy to make, just very fine iron powder and silly putty. Mix the two till it looks black like that and a manget sticks to it. The metal "objects" are neodynium magnets. The putty its self is not magnetic. Every one can make this.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:47 AM
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It's definitely timelapse.. For the price it would cost you to make your own you could just buy some. I'm in no way affiliated with Crazy Aaron's putty world, but they have this stuff canned up and selling on their website. I bought some, it is pretty cool.

Crazy Aaron's


XL5

posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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I still think its cheaper to make at home, the guy has to make money some how right?



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by six67seven
Different, intriguing...
alien, almost

This will become a weapon some how, some day


Yeah...if we can just get the enemy to swallow some magnets.....lol



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by Dominar
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It's a shame it doesn't absorb into the putty as fast as the ones shown in your OP video, gotta use time lapse


Indeed. I got myself some "Magna Putty" after seeing it (and a video) on a website... Much to my disappointment when I put the magnet next to my brand new putty, I had to wait several minutes for the putty to "consume" the magnet. It happens exactly like in the video - only at a muuuuucccchhhh sllloooooowweeerrr rate.


Still cool, but I really don't have the sort of time to watch the effect... The really cool thing we actually want is Ferrofluid... And yes it is for sale or if you like chemistry you can make your own...
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by Phoenix267
Since many threads and post on ATS are discussing the current depressing event in Boston. I thought it would be fun to share this awesome video. Everyone has to be familiar with magnets and how magnets work. There is a video where magnetic putty consumes metal objects. Imagine a miniature blob eating metal. It's weird how awesome the video is. Just seeing magnetic silly putty consuming random metal objects.


Filmmaker Joey Shanks describes it as “magic” or a “strange material.” A commenter said it’s “like a constrictor consuming a rat.” What is it? Magnetic putty. The putty, like the type dubbed Super Magnetic Thinking Putty® from Putty World, is designed to “attract one magnetic pole and repel from the other.” Shanks, in coordination with PBS Digital Studio, showed off the mesmerizing properties of the material in a recent video.




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ill be having some fun with the kids with that



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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Just a thicker version of Ferro Fluid.. Cool



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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That was too cool, never heard of the stuff
I've always loved playing with magnets and silly putty as a child
where can I get some?

this guy should sell this putty why not people got rich selling pet rocks!
just think, my pet blob

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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by XL5
I still think its cheaper to make at home, the guy has to make money some how right?


Well, it may be possible to make it cheaper but not by much. You have to remember that businesses are able to sell their product at the prices they do because their costs are much lower than consumer retail costs. Ferric Oxide costs around 5 bucks for enough to mix with some putty for a small amount of this compound. Putty is around 3 bucks for a small egg full.. Figure you'd need about 3 eggs worth to make a similar quantity to what you get at that website, and you also get a nice container to keep it in.. Add another buck or two for a decent container.. Ends up being about 15-20 bucks. I guess it comes down to the time and convenience involved.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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I bet on some planet somewhere there is an alien watching
this and it's considered Porn.

**Thank you for this, it is amazing, and a much needed relief right now on ATS**

If you haven't seen ferrous or magnetic fluid
definetely check it out !
And I have some of that putty, just go to any decent toy
or science store for kids.
Kids have all the fun stuff.

Christ...I didn't intend on having Kids
and Alien porn on the same post.. Sorry
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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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I would be entertained by this for hours! I wonder how much this stuff cost!



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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@ 2:20 the hands on the face
thanks for the laugh OP and the material is an interesting one as well. Nice share snf


NAMASTE*******



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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Wow, thanks for the replies everyone. I'm glad to share the wonderful and mysterious world of science with everyone.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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Awesome topic Op. I wonder though: What are the possible applications for this magnetic silly putty? Does it dry out after x amount of time? Are metals left within the putty dissolved, or eroded over time?



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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I bought some of this stuff a while back. It's really fun to play with and watch as it swallows up magnets. The magnet itself is pretty cool, it's a lot stronger than your average magnet.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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Not sure how applicable this would be but think how cool this would be for pulling metal objects from deep sea operations or eliminating space debris in our outer atmosphere in the future. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 01:10 PM
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I didn't think about that. It would be a great way of cleaning up trash that is metallic/magmatic. Also I was thinking if robots had a uprising. We could use this magmatic putty to consume them. I have my random weird thoughts haha.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by Phoenix267
We could use this magmatic putty to consume them. I have my random weird thoughts haha.


I hope you realize that quality robots, the ones you need to worry about, will be made mostly of titanium and carbon fiber.



posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 01:23 PM
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I didn't know, but thanks for the info. I wouldn't be surprise different robots will be made from different material. If that makes sense.





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