9 Futuristic Materials

  • Added:  1 year ago
  • Learn about some materials that seem like they should belong in science fiction, but actually exist today!

    Hosted by: Michael Aranda
    Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
    Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Coda Buchanan, Lucy McGlasson, Accalia Elementia, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Saul, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Christopher Collins, Thomas J., charles george, Andreas Heydeck, Patrick D. Ashmore, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Ed Shelley, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal.
    Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow
    Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
    Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow

    Invisibility Cloaks

    Super Waterproofing

    Bulk Diamonds/Aggregated Diamond Nanorods

    Metallic Glasses

    Metallic Foams

    Transparent Aluminum

    Light-transmitting Concrete

    Regenerating Concrete
  • Video CategoriesEducation
  • Runtime: 8:36
  • Tags for this video:  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  

Comments: 2 566

  • Brandon Walthers
    Brandon Walthers 6 days ago

    why not just put up a light. fucking lighted concrete

  • Brandon Walthers
    Brandon Walthers 6 days ago

    I hate this guy

  • Aaron Washburn
    Aaron Washburn 6 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    This guy is Poochie.

  • urdu learner
    urdu learner 14 days ago

    Ok then , until that future comes

  • Thomas Dennis
    Thomas Dennis 15 days ago

    Only my favourite film!! :D

  • Pokélord 123
    Pokélord 123 17 days ago

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

  • NizVania
    NizVania 17 days ago

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

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill 18 days ago

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

  • Riju Mondal
    Riju Mondal 20 days ago

    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 21 day ago

    Slow down!

  • TheGoldenSheep
    TheGoldenSheep 25 days ago

    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 26 days ago


    RθBORAVER 28 days ago

    You all are muggles

  • Erika Fiore
    Erika Fiore 29 days ago

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

  • Erika Fiore
    Erika Fiore 29 days ago

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

  • Debbie Pound
    Debbie Pound 1 month ago

    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.

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

    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!

  • Mr. KillerButterKing

    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 1 month ago

    The future is now, old man.

  • Blaine Drummond
    Blaine Drummond 1 month 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.

  • Bubbles
    Bubbles 1 month ago

    it feels like we are constantly living in the future.

  • richanngn8
    richanngn8 1 month ago

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

  • HJ Neel
    HJ Neel 1 month ago

    am i the only star trek geek who freaked out here

  • K4maKomodo
    K4maKomodo 1 month ago

    This is why I love this channel.

  • Biohazard Personal
    Biohazard Personal 1 month ago

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

  • Cj Fangs
    Cj Fangs 1 month 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!

  • Better526
    Better526 1 month ago

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

  • TJDlink
    TJDlink 1 month ago

    Metal sponge trypophobia!!!!!

  • Mark Stump
    Mark Stump 1 month ago

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

  • KaKaKaydenIsHere
    KaKaKaydenIsHere 1 month ago

    were not harry potter fans were potterheads

  • BarbikaPahor
    BarbikaPahor 1 month ago

    aerogels are not strong enough nor transparent enough for windows.

  • Logan R
    Logan R 1 month 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

  • The Captain Flowers
    The Captain Flowers 1 month ago

    oh realy, i only whent out 3 times today

  • Mike Cunningham
    Mike Cunningham 1 month 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.

  • ᴢᴇxʏʀ
    ᴢᴇxʏʀ 1 month ago

    Huh...so 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?

  • Setto Arisaki
    Setto Arisaki 1 month ago


  • Ishaan Malhotra
    Ishaan Malhotra 1 month ago

    It's Aluminium NOT Aluminum

  • Armand Alegg
    Armand Alegg 1 month ago

    People keep telling me that we'll have invisibility cloaks soon, but I just can't see it.

  • nav 10
    nav 10 1 month ago

    being a cop is dank

  • The TNTsheep
    The TNTsheep 1 month ago

    the future is NOT now... :D

  • Benny Abreu
    Benny Abreu 1 month 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.

  • Robert Thomas
    Robert Thomas 1 month ago

    Transparent aluminum? It's called sapphire.

  • Ahmed Essam
    Ahmed Essam 1 month ago

    you should wait at least a second between everyone

  • Ahmed Essam
    Ahmed Essam 1 month ago

    you should wait at least a second between everyone

  • Kevin Verstegen
    Kevin Verstegen 1 month ago

    Holland!! ^^

  • Manny_522
    Manny_522 1 month 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

  • blandantey
    blandantey 1 month 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....

  • studgr
    studgr 1 month ago

    youre hot man!

  • Scripture Writer
    Scripture Writer 1 month ago

    then the bacteria will develop a even more deadlier disease

  • lozoft9
    lozoft9 1 month ago

    Metallic glass is what obsidian essentially is

  • Emma Sutton
    Emma Sutton 1 month ago

    Cool dude 😎

  • Alexx Kovacs
    Alexx Kovacs 1 month 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.

  • Michael Degani
    Michael Degani 1 month ago

    maybe Apple should use that transparent aluminum to make a stronger phone screen

  • HashtagPULSE
    HashtagPULSE 2 months ago

    Aluminium* ;)

  • Chronomatrix
    Chronomatrix 2 months 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!

  • Shariya Wood
    Shariya Wood 2 months 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

  • Dung Le
    Dung Le 2 months ago

    The guy is so cute❤️

  • Blayne Peterson
    Blayne Peterson 2 months ago


  • Livereater00
    Livereater00 2 months ago

    ...lot of talk. little pictures

  • David Smith
    David Smith 2 months ago

    Fascinating! Thanks for explaining things in easily understandable ways.

    • David Smith
      David Smith 2 months ago

      You think this is fascinating? I think that's fascinating! 😂

  • ESMERZ100
    ESMERZ100 2 months ago

    Um isn't Lonsdaleite the hardest substance known to man....

  • Roboshi
    Roboshi 2 months ago


    BINAURAL BEATS 2 months 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.

  • Elliot Medals
    Elliot Medals 2 months ago

    I want to touch the aerogel

  • Dan Williams
    Dan Williams 2 months 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.

  • Shrimp Bisque
    Shrimp Bisque 2 months ago

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

  • Nich Citarella
    Nich Citarella 2 months ago

    They have fiber optic concrete at a subway station in NYC. Its actually pretty cool

  • Reynaldo Herrera
    Reynaldo Herrera 2 months 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

  • oldskoolraveruk
    oldskoolraveruk 2 months ago

    Rufio, Rufio....

  • Hannah jones
    Hannah jones 2 months ago

    Beam me up Scotty!

  • Alexander Wilson
    Alexander Wilson 2 months 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.

  • sophocles georgiou
    sophocles georgiou 2 months ago

    Well done showing us the advancement made in this world

  • Yuehan Chanterelle
    Yuehan Chanterelle 2 months 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.

  • CK
    CK 2 months ago

    Too much text/talking and few demos/proofs...

  • seaearthponies
    seaearthponies 3 months ago

    What if they invented a tech that makes people go throw walls?

    kLLE BOLLMANNEN 3 months ago

    does he say "Gold antennas?"

  • SavageUnturnedgamer PLAY IT


  • Nadiya Morenko
    Nadiya Morenko 3 months ago

    I want to buy aluminium foam and aerogel.. is there any site, where you can actually affort it??

  • Saint9723
    Saint9723 3 months ago

    Ummm but isnt glass indestructible in space anyway?
    Even stronger glass yeah!

  • TalhofferMC
    TalhofferMC 3 months 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.

  • treborrelluf
    treborrelluf 3 months ago

    #5 "glass is amorphous," #7 "glass is crystalline." Fail.

  • Flyerminer
    Flyerminer 3 months ago

    Material science is such a cool field.

  • Brian Holdren
    Brian Holdren 3 months ago

    I'd bet that the first consumer application for many of these materials will be in... Golf clubs.eh?

  • Lewis Brown
    Lewis Brown 3 months ago

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

  • Kreedogger
    Kreedogger 3 months ago

    Materials Science and Engineering. Wonderful Stuff.

  • Rémi Combacal
    Rémi Combacal 3 months ago

    Merci au gars qui a fait les sous-titres français :)

  • gaurtauk
    gaurtauk 3 months 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.

    • PTSDSquirrel
      PTSDSquirrel 3 months ago

      is that a crystal of pyragyrite for your icon? Ag3SbS3

  • Sreeraaghav Raj
    Sreeraaghav Raj 3 months ago

    I watched the movie of Star Trek. Save the whales!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Desi Sess
    Desi Sess 4 months ago

    first 20 seconds hair highlight trigger.

  • Crispy Crystals
    Crispy Crystals 4 months ago

    Can the metallic glass even compete with Vitrum Flexile?

  • Chris Forsyth
    Chris Forsyth 4 months ago

    And yet, here I am, using a "keyboard". How quaint.

  • Grin Reaper Of Trolls
    Grin Reaper Of Trolls 4 months ago

    My dad has worked with self-healing concrete (or worked with somebody that has worked with it).

  • Maya Marren
    Maya Marren 4 months ago

    Y is there no pictures for most of them

  • movesguy
    movesguy 4 months ago

    Bacteria is going to steal American jobs!

  • OjaioFansub
    OjaioFansub 4 months ago

    Ain't gorilla glass made of a aluminum compound?

  • Blade Blaziken
    Blade Blaziken 4 months ago

    Thanks to science the future in now, Pokemon phrases😂😂

  • Patrick Hill
    Patrick Hill 4 months ago

    It's aluminium not aloominum

  • CyanideSurprise
    CyanideSurprise 4 months ago

    Hello again, Papa Roach! I have a bottle of aerogel from UnitedNuclear

Analyse website