Las aplicaciones de los materiales hidrofóbicos no son nada nuevas. Con el paso de los años científicos han buscado mejorar esta propiedad, que originalmente vieron en la naturaleza; principalmente en las hojas, telaraña, y las plumas de las aves, para así aplicarla en productos que usamos en nuestro día a día.
Así que la noticia de hoy no trata sobre cómo funciona esta propiedad, sino de un video que encontró la gente de Sploid y en el que se muestran algunas de las reacciones que tiene el agua al toparse con un material hidrofóbico. Mi parte favorita es esa gota saltarina que aparece en el minuto 1:19; simplemente impresionante.
La noticia Así son algunas de las reacciones que tiene el agua al toparse con un material hidrofóbico fue publicada originalmente en Xatakaciencia por Rodrigo Garrido.
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French freelancer art director and animator Romain Loubersanes, has a very well rounded selection gifs and animation over on his site, make sure you go check it out!
Comic URL: http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/1687/
Watch as two players from the Japanese national soccer team try to score against 55 kids.
The kids had two opportunities to stop the pro players, once with 33 players and the second time with 55 players. This didn't turn out how I expected, given how a similar stunt involving fencing ended.
This was posted on Marginal Revolution a few days ago and garnered several interesting comments about how much better professional athletes are than us regular folk. Here are a few:
Rugby: I played against an international player once. Watching him play, I'd seen a chap who ran in straight lines, a strong tackler with a weak kick. Playing against him revealed him to be skillful, agile and possessed of a howitzer kick.
Back in the 1980s a friend was watching a pickup basketball game in Boston and reported what happened when a player from the Celtics showed up. He was so much faster, more athletic, and more agile than the other players that it seemed like he was playing a different sport. The player turned out to be Scott Wedman, who by that time was old and slow by NBA standards, and mainly hung around the 3-point line to shoot outside shots after the defense had collapsed on Bird, McHale, et al. But compared to non-NBA players, he was Michael Jordan (or LeBron James).
My U-19 team (we were very good by local standards) had a practice with the New Zealand All Blacks, who were on some sort of tour. It was like they were from a different planet. I stood no chance of containing, or conversely getting past, the smallest of them under almost any circumstance.
Back in the olden thymes I was a pretty good baseball player. Early in my high school career I got the chance to catch a AAA pitcher. I went into thinking I would have no trouble. The first pitch was on top of me so fast I was knocked off balance. It took a bunch of pass balls before I got used to how to handle his breaking stuff.
The result in the video might also shed some light on the question of choosing to fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses.Tags: soccer sports TV video
This weeks great gif’s come from freelance Illustrator Sachin Teng. Word on the street is that hes in the process of making a movie. If its as good as these then we can not wait to check it out.
Did you know that you can go to jail for having a butt? Okay, nudity laws are a little more specific than that but that’s the general idea. It makes sense; we all want to be able to go outside knowing that we’ve agreed to not show each other our various below-the-belt output parts.
But does that mean there’s an indecent exposure version of manslaughter? You didn’t MEAN to reveal yourself to some other folks and you aren’t getting your jollies out of it, but let’s say you put too many heavy rocks in your pockets on a day you aren’t wearing a belt. Or your dress gets caught in the subway door as it’s pulling way. All I’m saying is that both those things could happen to anyone and I shouldn’t be in this jail cell, officer.
Comic URL: http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/1671/
Comic URL: http://www.lefthandedtoons.com/1656/