My name's Zackery but you can call me Zilch ;p I spent my life on a farm but now I live with my friends who help me out a lot. I believe in equivalent exchange, an eternal soul and I have ventured far into the world of cannabis. I am an individual and a leader, and I am intrigued to learn who you are. Long live Nujabes!
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in the way of the samurai
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Adventures of the Chinese restaurants part 1
It looks like frozen smoke. And it’s the lightest and lowest density solid material on the planet. Aerogel insulates space suits, makes tennis rackets stronger and could be used one day to clean up oil spills.
Aerogel is made by removing all liquid from silica gel whilst leaving its molecular structure intact. You’ve probably seen silica gel already- you get grains of it in those tiny packets labeled “DO NOT EAT” which you find in things you’ve bought. Inside the aerogel being held in the hand are millions of tiny nanoparticles of silicon dioxide, the same stuff that makes up sand and glass, interconnected.
If you were to take 1g of aerogel and flatten out its nanostructure, you would have something covering the size of an American football field. However, it would be pretty difficult to do that- aerogel can hold up to 4,000 times its own weight in force.
And yes, in the second GIF above, that IS somebody blowtorching their hand. The only thing separating hand from debilitating hand-death is a thin sheet of ridiculously efficient thermo-insulating aerogel- it’s a terrible heat conductor.
I stared at this GIF explaining how a four-stroke piston engine works for far longer than I care to admit.
One day you’ll have to explain to your kids that this is how we powered our cars. I imagine they’ll be all: “Whaaaa? You used the combustion of aerosolized dinosaur extractions to drive your car? The old days were weird, mom/dad.” (they will text you that of course, from their Google Glass).
Steam rises from the heated pad below a GEnx engine, following a nighttime ice test at GE Aviation in Winnipeg, Canada. Temperatures were around -20 degrees F.
Feast your eyes on a rotary engine because fuck pistons
OS Giken TC16-C1 Engine
Speedhunters has just posted an article on this engine. Basically, OS Giken has created a 4-cylinder version of the Nissan L-series-based TC24-B1Z and it is every bit as beautiful as it’s big brother.
Check out the Speedhunters article here!
Dohc till I die