Scientist Explains How Unsinkable Metal Works | WIRED
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WIRED: Scientist Explains How Unsinkable Metal Works | WIRED


Published on: Friday, November 22, 2019

Scientist Explains How Unsinkable Metal Works | WIRED

This piece of metal is unsinkable. WIRED's Matt Simon spoke with the inventor, Chunlei Guo, about how the superhydrophobic material was created and how it could help prevent disasters at sea.

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Scientist Explains How Unsinkable Metal Works | WIRED


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  • Kana Beats

    Kana Beats

     1 weeks ago

    need to laser etch that microphone amirite

  • Lauren Woodfin

    Lauren Woodfin

     2 weeks ago

    They should have used this for the titanic

  • Thu Nell Ⓥ

    Thu Nell Ⓥ

     4 weeks ago

    I'd like to have that etched surface on my car, bike etc. so cleaning will be just a matter of rinsing with water

  • Sean Tran

    Sean Tran

     1 months ago

    Interesting 🤙
    Could it be made into starships and float out of Earth's orbit instead of using conventional fuels and propulsion?
    Voltron, here we come.

  • T¡nfo¡l Hat

    T¡nfo¡l Hat

     1 months ago

    I wanna invest

  • nevin herren

    nevin herren

     1 months ago


  • Abhinav Gupta

    Abhinav Gupta

     1 months ago

    unsinkable cities yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

  • Ahoy matie

    Ahoy matie

     1 months ago

    What if mold or salt crystals grows on the hydrophobic surface?

  • I


     1 months ago +1

    when metals gona float in air ....

  • Cory Abbott

    Cory Abbott

     1 months ago

    Now they just need to get some audio scientists to fix this video

  • stoeger 2

    stoeger 2

     1 months ago

    I take it the etching would wear down really fast under everday conditions

  • CountChocula30


     1 months ago +1

    Scientists - "This structure is unsinkable".

    Iceberg that sank the Titanic - "hold my beer."

  • m


     1 months ago

    What if the surface gets scratched/damaged?
    What if salts form on it or it gets dirty, or metal oxidates?
    Do metals oxidate faster or slower?
    Interesting concept, but as of yet I wouldn't trust a ship to float just with this, though it could at least slow down the sinking.

  • Anthony408sj


     1 months ago

    Now we can bring back the titanic

  • Oscar Castellanos

    Oscar Castellanos

     1 months ago

    Isn't this technology at least 6 years old already? Where is my hydrophobic toilet and where is my non-stick frying pan?

  • Nathan Yao

    Nathan Yao

     1 months ago

    Nature is beautiful

  • James Webber

    James Webber

     1 months ago

    Most wood is buoyant as well... but as for modern ship building, ships have compartments and if enough compartments fill with water the ship will still sink... even with buoyant steel

  • sky a

    sky a

     1 months ago

    Just push the air off the part with your hand and it will sink.

  • Jeremy Bonanno

    Jeremy Bonanno

     1 months ago

    Make some shoes

  • Ants In My Pants

    Ants In My Pants

     1 months ago +1