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[theTelegraph]Starlite, the nuclear blast-defying plastic that could change the world

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Two decades ago amateur scientist Maurice Ward invented a material that could resist the force of 75 Hiroshimas. So why haven't we all heard about it?
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wow...
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He said, "Normally, we do a test every couple of hours because we have to wait for it to cool down. We're doing it every 10 minutes, and it's sat there laughing at us."' Most materials vaporise beyond 2,000 C. Pure carbon, which has the highest melting point of all elements, melts at 3,500 C. Starlite was withstanding temperatures and forces that physics and thermodynamics dictated it shouldn't.
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Ward certainly believes in his product, claiming publicly that it could have prevented the space shuttle disasters. 'Starlite has a Q-value [an energy absorption rating] of 2,470. The space shuttle tiles have a Q-value of 1.' Not only that, but because Starlite is so lightweight – 1mm thick, compared to 75mm for the space tiles – it's actually '2,470 x 75 times better'.
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wow that was a very interesting read!
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Wow what a great read. Good job to him for inventing this!
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nice when can we start building the enterprise? And can we admit yet the law of thermodynamics might not be a law. And for people who dont believe in inventors and scientists without some big name university degree eat s......

And of course since he wont license to the military/gov it wont get much attention
Edited by Ironcobra - 6/12/11 at 11:31am
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Anyone with claims that defy thermodynamics are automatically under extreme suspicion. Incredible claims require extraordinary proof.
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Wow. Incredible. Go humanity.
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Anyone with claims that defy thermodynamics are automatically under extreme suspicion. Incredible claims require extraordinary proof.
How about the nuclear lab he sent it to, who detonated bomb after bomb on it? lol this guy might be an alien wheres men in black check his other id card right away
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Will it blend?
     
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