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Silly Putty for Potholes
04-12-2012, 01:47 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:So-called non-Newtonian fluids are the stars of high school science demonstrations. In one example, an ooey-gooey batter made from corn starch and water oozes like a liquid when moved slowly. But punch it, or run across a giant puddle of it, and it becomes stiff like a solid. Pour it on top of a speaker cone, and the vibrations cause the fluid to stiffen and form strange tendril-like shapes. Now, a group of college students has figured out a new use for the strange stuff: filler for potholes.
Read more: news.sciencemag.org



What an innovative idea, probably a great cost effective temporary solution until they can fill it with asphalt. Takes no time to apply as is demonstrated in the video.
My question is how does it behave if a car has to stop on it?

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04-12-2012, 02:02 AM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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That's awesome. Not only are we going to use a chief food source for fuel, now we are going to use it to repair/build roads.


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They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-12-2012, 02:07 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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They need all the asphalt for their underground bases coffeetime.gif

Maybe they can use stale baguettes for guard rails? hmm.gif
04-12-2012, 03:05 AM #4
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I remember cooking some rancid pickle onions with a sauce at school for home economics class. It smelt so bad, I was allowed to leave school early that day, by permission. I used it to repair a part of a garden wall.lol.gif
04-12-2012, 01:31 PM #5
Jed Member
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You're gonna' have to give me that recipe.
I got a small hole in the bottom of my fishin'
boat that needs tended too. chuckle.gif
04-12-2012, 01:36 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Cook some oat meal porridge and smear it on. Let it dry for 48 hours and it'll become the hardest substance known to mankind. chuckle.gifgaah.gif
04-12-2012, 01:45 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It's better to just throw away the dishes if that dries on it. chuckle.gif

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04-12-2012, 01:52 PM #8
Jed Member
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Thank you kindly for that.
Y'all reckon I could just build
me a new boat out of oatmeal?
I got me a leaky roof on the
tool shed, maybe I can give it
a try on that first.
04-12-2012, 04:31 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Do you have a relative you don't like too much? I'm thinking if you patch the hole with oatmeal you should let them borrow the boat before you use it. You know, a test run and all that.


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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
04-12-2012, 04:46 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Some rich old hater relative fatman.gif
04-12-2012, 05:57 PM #11
Upāsaka Member
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who loses all their gold on board, it just vaporized. Just ask Corzine.



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