Friday, October 05, 2007

An odd start to my Friday

Wired has a piece on moldable protective goo, and the demonstration of its shock absorbing capability involves a man being hit on the head with a shovel.

It's very weird.

2 Comments:

Blogger Fritz said...

*CLANG*!

You've done the cornstarch + water thing, haven't you? It's gooey and flows like a liquid normally, but when you stir it momentarily gets gooey, and if you smack the stuff it gets hard. This looks like an extension of that principle.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

I found more on this stuff:

http://d3olab.com/index.php

http://d3olab.com/products.php

Ignite has a ski beanie made of this stuff that might work out to be a decent winter cycling helmet?

1:04 PM  

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