9 Futuristic Materials

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;jsessionid=CE744BDF023E441D1573798CD0C72B50

Metallic Glasses

Metallic Foams

Transparent Aluminum

Light-transmitting Concrete

Regenerating Concrete

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Author Blaine Drummond ( ago)
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.

Author Bubbles ( ago)
it feels like we are constantly living in the future.

Author richanngn8 ( ago)
So you're saying we can make Captain America's shield with metallic glass???

Author HJ Neel ( ago)
am i the only star trek geek who freaked out here

Author K4maKomodo ( ago)
This is why I love this channel.

Author Biohazard Personal ( ago)
the most futurestic thing is nokia 3310 what the fuck is that made off

Author Cj Fangs ( ago)
.-. 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!

Author David Doge ( ago)
10. Whatever the hell Nokia is made out of. Weird plastic

Author TJDlink ( ago)
Metal sponge trypophobia!!!!!

Author Mark Stump ( ago)
Some of these tiny things are very bad for our lungs :(

Author Foxy And Jibanyan Gaming ( ago)
were not harry potter fans were potterheads

Author BarbikaPahor ( ago)
aerogels are not strong enough nor transparent enough for windows.

Author Logan R ( ago)
I can't believe it. Last week I did a presentation about materials, and the slogan was "the future is now" as well; and I do believe that, because graphene will make possible things we've ever seen on movies and books

Author The Captain Flowers ( ago)
oh realy, i only whent out 3 times today

Author Mike Cunningham ( ago)
You can easily make your own transparent aluminum at home. All you need is some aluminum foil and a lighter.
Step 1: Hold up the sheet to a light source to make sure you can't see through the aluminum foil.
Step 2: Heat up the spot you wish to make transparent on the aluminum foil with the lighter. Be mindful not to burn a hole through your aluminum foil (although this will make it transparent it not the effect we're looking for) Let it cool down
Step 3: hold it up to a light source, you should be amazed to see light will now pass through the aluminum foil. I told you it was easy.

Author ᴢᴇxʏʀ ( ago) does anyone have any unwanted Adamantite, Tungsten, Steel,
Chromium, Uranium, Inconel, Brass,
Gold, Diamond, Wurtzite Boron Nitride, Lonsdaleite, Palladium, Platinum, Osmium,
Bismuth, Mercury, Nickel, Cobalt, Tin,
Krypton, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Quartz, Silver and Fluorine?

Author Setto Arisaki ( ago)

Author Ishaan Malhotra ( ago)
It's Aluminium NOT Aluminum

Author Armand Alegg ( ago)
People keep telling me that we'll have invisibility cloaks soon, but I just can't see it.

Author nav 10 ( ago)
being a cop is dank

Author The TNTsheep ( ago)
the future is NOT now... :D

Author Benny Abreu ( ago)
You're absolutely right! There is such a thing as "transparent aluminium". It's actually called aluminium oxynitride (ALON). This material is so strong that it's used as antiballistic glass by the military.

Author Robert Thomas ( ago)
Transparent aluminum? It's called sapphire.

Author Ahmed Essam ( ago)
you should wait at least a second between everyone

Author Ahmed Essam ( ago)
you should wait at least a second between everyone

Author Kevin Verstegen ( ago)
Holland!! ^^

Author Manny_522 ( ago)
Why does this host talk exactly like the other main host. Same intonations, similar voice, same hand gestures, and even same breathing patterns after every couple of words. It pisses me off lol

Author blandantey ( ago)
metalic foam can be used in robotics to building that perfect robotic skeletal structure where the robot isn't too heavy while still retaining enough strength in it's body to lift a 2 ton car....

Author studgr ( ago)
youre hot man!

Author Keyreaper HAVO ( ago)
then the bacteria will develop a even more deadlier disease

Author lozoft9 ( ago)
Metallic glass is what obsidian essentially is

Author Emma Sutton ( ago)
Cool dude 😎

Author Alexx Kovacs ( ago)
Great video. More pics and videos within the video. And slow down the delivery a bit. Its a lot to absorb all at once, lol.

Author Michael Degani ( ago)
maybe Apple should use that transparent aluminum to make a stronger phone screen

Author HashtagPULSE ( ago)
Aluminium* ;)

Author Chronomatrix ( ago)
Maybe we can put some kind of light _under_ the light-transmitting concrete to tell the name of the avenue or something without using actual road signs!

Author Shariya Wood ( ago)
I really enjoy listening but I am also a visual learner. Can you possible add more pictures or even a short clip for each topic!
Love your videos Thanks

Author Dung Le ( ago)
The guy is so cute❤️

Author Blayne Peterson ( ago)

Author Livereater00 ( ago)
...lot of talk. little pictures

Author David Smith ( ago)
Fascinating! Thanks for explaining things in easily understandable ways.

Author ESMERZ100 ( ago)
Um isn't Lonsdaleite the hardest substance known to man....

Author Roboshi ( ago)

Author BINAURAL BEATS ( ago)
Concrete with fiber optics will be stronger than normal concrete as it would
be like fiber mesh concrete witch doesn't need re bar.

Author Elliot Medals ( ago)
I want to touch the aerogel

Author Dan Williams ( ago)
Self-healing concrete STILL, even at 200 years, doesn't hold a candle to Roman concrete...and we still can't replicate their mixture.

Author Shrimp Bisque ( ago)
Remember how everyone ridiculed the optical camouflage car from Die Another Day? We can fucking do that now. Choke on THAT, 2002!

Author Nich Citarella ( ago)
They have fiber optic concrete at a subway station in NYC. Its actually pretty cool

Author Reynaldo Herrera ( ago)
inject carbon into the super-critical AeroGel matrix, hopefully producing a graphene sheets or rods, ?? some type of magnetic controller??foam you can slice thinly to make graphene sheets

Author oldskoolraveruk ( ago)
Rufio, Rufio....

Author Hannah jones ( ago)
Beam me up Scotty!

Author Alexander Wilson ( ago)
Bacteria in Cement. So basically trying to put NHL into Concrete instead of using Portland Cement, and finding a way for the Lime to Calciate. Why Bacteria, and wtf.

Author sophocles georgiou ( ago)
Well done showing us the advancement made in this world

Author Yuehan Chanterelle ( ago)
I remember a "lead window" in a nuclear power plant i visited in a school trip when I was little, but this was like 20 years ago, so I guess it wasn't really a "metal glass" but it was somehow full of made of a lot of lead so we could see into the reactor chamber through it, it had a very yellowish tint though so it wasn't like regular non colored glass.

Author CK ( ago)
Too much text/talking and few demos/proofs...

Author seaearthponies ( ago)
What if they invented a tech that makes people go throw walls?

Author kLLE BOLLMANNEN ( ago)
does he say "Gold antennas?"

Author SavageUnturnedgamer PLAY IT ( ago)

Author Nadiya Morenko ( ago)
I want to buy aluminium foam and aerogel.. is there any site, where you can actually affort it??

Author Saint9723 ( ago)
Ummm but isnt glass indestructible in space anyway?
Even stronger glass yeah!

Author TalhofferMC ( ago)
Can you do a video on magnetic ionic liquids, there uses such as dissolving waste, extracting metal from ore, etc. And I would also like videos on metal organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks there current uses, creation, future uses.

Author treborrelluf ( ago)
#5 "glass is amorphous," #7 "glass is crystalline." Fail.

Author Flyerminer ( ago)
Material science is such a cool field.

Author Brian Holdren ( ago)
I'd bet that the first consumer application for many of these materials will be in... Golf

Author Lewis Brown ( ago)
Cool but slow down and show some examples! It would make it even more interesting to see what you're talking about.

Author Kreedogger ( ago)
Materials Science and Engineering. Wonderful Stuff.

Author Rémi Combacal ( ago)
Merci au gars qui a fait les sous-titres français :)

Author gaurtauk ( ago)
there is n invisibility cloak, that has been made by a Japanese firm, the material reflects everything around its, the cloaks well when running you can see that something was there in front of you, but yours can not catch it.

Author Sreeraaghav Raj ( ago)
I watched the movie of Star Trek. Save the whales!!!!!!!!!!!

Author Desi Sess ( ago)
first 20 seconds hair highlight trigger.

Author Crispy Crystals ( ago)
Can the metallic glass even compete with Vitrum Flexile?

Author Chris Forsyth ( ago)
And yet, here I am, using a "keyboard". How quaint.

Author Grin Reaper Of Trolls ( ago)
My dad has worked with self-healing concrete (or worked with somebody that has worked with it).

Author Maya Marren ( ago)
Y is there no pictures for most of them

Author movesguy ( ago)
Bacteria is going to steal American jobs!

Author OjaioFansub ( ago)
Ain't gorilla glass made of a aluminum compound?

Author Blade Blaziken ( ago)
Thanks to science the future in now, Pokemon phrases😂😂

Author Patrick Hill ( ago)
It's aluminium not aloominum

Author CyanideSurprise ( ago)
Hello again, Papa Roach! I have a bottle of aerogel from UnitedNuclear

Author Josh steely ( ago)
If the self healing concrete heals itself... What's stopping it from just growing and getting bigger?

Author D P ( ago)
Why do we bite our tongue

Author Casual ( ago)
the invisibility cloak is vantablack

Author XxTheDarkLordxX ( ago)
Why isn't carbon nanotubes on this list? They're cool... Strong, light, like diamond, and also flexible.... but don't wear it in a lightning storm...

Author Noah McKee ( ago)
I don't see why the small cracks thing is a problem. All cracks formed by that process start out small anyways. so, heal it when it still tiny.

Author Code Keem ( ago)
5:28, i have trypophobia, so I was extremely scared!! :(

Author xX_dankdatboi_xx 6969 ( ago)

Author Raven Lowes ( ago)
5:41 RIP people with trypophobia

Author Scoobert Doobert ( ago)
what abt carbonfiber? its more widely used, but its very useful and cool

Author CookieMafiaBoss ( ago)
Let's be honest. Who is gonna make a gemsona of the Hyper diamond? I know I'm not.

Author Fjuron Arkanos ( ago)
The self-healing concrete is crazy! Crazy awesome!

Author SuperBuizel ( ago)
Hyperdiamonds are far from the densest known material. Diamond has a density of around 3500kg/m³, and hyperdiamond is only 0.2–0.4% more dense than this. This is less than half that of most steels (7500–9000kg/m³). Osmium is the most dense material at almost 23000kg/m³.

Author ColdAsteroid ( ago)
AluminUM oxynitride will be used in phone screens I guarantee.
We don't need starships right now, just durable phones lol

Author Backyard Ballistics ( ago)

Author Scarce is Fat ( ago)
The "Self Healing" concrete is very interesting

Author kunal lucky ( ago)

Author marina ( ago)
stealth camouflage - device that reflects light off of the user

Author Nadilla Marsha ( ago)
I lost it when he said "muggle researchers" 😂

Author cakeman son ( ago)
future things diverless cars clean energy robots faster better and future planes and trains better smart cities better phones and compter cures for many things the world is more peaceful lees war ligh speed planet colonies mmm not the future yet

Author Uzumaki Naruto ( ago)
the future is now thanks to science!
wonder how many people got that reference

Author GumbaverianX ( ago)
Q-Carbon Vs Hyperdiamond

What is harder material?

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