Old 06-19-2010, 04:39 AM #17
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lol at the apparent randomness of the above post.


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Old 06-19-2010, 04:42 AM #18
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yeah i know, sorry, i talk randomly like that too. just jumping for one thing to another.
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:50 AM #19
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Mercury? Have you heard of gallium or gallium,indium,tin alloy?

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Mercury? Have you heard of gallium or gallium,indium,tin alloy?
Styropyro did an interesting video on it a while back (with lasers in it!). YouTube - Liquid Metal Gallium Alloy - Looks like Mercury!


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I don't even think "hip" is.
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yeah i just like mercury, even though my last name is Steele (steel) i should like iron (Fe) four times over. i know there are other liquid metals, but mercury is just such a curious goop. and really flames maybe we should tell ABC or CBS about that. lol.
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What?

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My favorite element is sodium. Some years ago I had a pound of sodium with whom I made several nice experiments
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Mercury is the reason all efficient lighting works (aside from LEDs or low-pressure sodium lamps, if you count them) The liquid property is neat, but has few applications.
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What?

Man, I can't understand anything you type. What is this about flames?
its a joke, my last name being Steele, referring to steel, with is Fe4, four atoms of iron. and the flames reference was to HaloBlu saying that 445 can instantly ignite people, so i told him to go tell ABC or some big news station. hell sometimes i can barely understand anythong i type.
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I love neodymium for magnets. I recently bought some spheres with 30 pounds of force that they can pull. In a bedini coil, i clocked my first 30% power run as 50,000rpm!

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These things are very loud and scary, because the high rpm can go wrong and the ball shoots all over...I melted plastic cups due to the high rpm XD
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