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can it run crysis?
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make a cars body out of this =D
    
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Holy... I just though of how efficient that would make it! Current engines are like 18% (since forever). The other 80% is ejected as heat. This has the potential to make engines 99%+ efficient!!!
Lol. Maybe a steam engine/turbine
post #164 of 219
Starlite hat vs tinfoil hat?
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So upset that the greed of corporations have caused us not to enter into a new era.
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Reading the article, I'm just simply amazed at this. Over two-thousand times more resistant to heat than space shuttle tiles... That's phenomenal.

PAY THIS GUY AND GET IT GOING NOOBS!
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Reading the article, I'm just simply amazed at this. Over two-thousand times more resistant to heat than space shuttle tiles... That's phenomenal.

PAY THIS GUY AND GET IT GOING NOOBS!
He died. One of the reasons that it hasn't sold is that there hasn't been an opportunity for someone to steal a piece and reverse engineer it and companies do not want to lose 50% of their profits (after expenses). This is what greed does.
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He died. One of the reasons that it hasn't sold is that there hasn't been an opportunity for someone to steal a piece and reverse engineer it and companies do not want to lose 50% of their profits (after expenses). This is what greed does.
He's dead? This just further agitates me... Now I want to swear... a lot.

The thing is, this thing has SO many practical applications...
Hot water Heaters
Furnaces
Oxygen tanks and other tanks of flammable chemicals and the like
Firefighter uniforms
Casings around nuclear reactors
Aero-space

Hell, even computers. No need for elaborate air-coolers or water systems. OC'ing would be much easier with just a mm of this material...

Pay this man's family 1 Billion for the formula and license it to companies to manufacture.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD?!?!?!?
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Hell, even computers. No need for elaborate air-coolers or water systems. OC'ing would be much easier with just a mm of this material...
The material insulates, doesn't it?

Wouldn't that make a terrible heatsink?
    
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The material insulates, doesn't it?

Wouldn't that make a terrible heatsink?
It cools heat, according to the article. It does several things, such as absorbing/dispersing heat throughout and cooling it down.
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