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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  • nevin herren

    nevin herren

     1 days ago


  • Abhinav Gupta

    Abhinav Gupta

     2 days ago

    unsinkable cities yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

  • Ahoy matie

    Ahoy matie

     2 days ago

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

  • I


     3 days ago +1

    when metals gona float in air ....

  • Cory Abbott

    Cory Abbott

     4 days ago

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

  • stoeger 2

    stoeger 2

     4 days ago

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

  • CountChocula30


     5 days ago

    Scientists - "This structure is unsinkable".

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

  • m


     5 days 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


     5 days ago

    Now we can bring back the titanic

  • Oscar Castellanos

    Oscar Castellanos

     6 days 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

     6 days ago

    Nature is beautiful

  • James Webber

    James Webber

     6 days 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 weeks ago

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

  • Jeremy Bonanno

    Jeremy Bonanno

     1 weeks ago

    Make some shoes

  • Ants In My Pants

    Ants In My Pants

     1 weeks ago +1


  • CJ Max

    CJ Max

     1 weeks ago

    Ha I remember ubering that guy and he was telling me about it

  • titsofbrass


     1 weeks ago

    i wana see this on the tesla or bolliger truck with airless wheels

  • Zach Smith

    Zach Smith

     1 weeks ago

    I'm interested to see if this hydrophobic surface could be used to reduce surface friction for ships. Anytime you can reduce fuel costs is always a good thing.

  • Masterpepper 777

    Masterpepper 777

     1 weeks ago

    Why does this guy look like mrbeast with glasses and a hair cut

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Andrew Gonzalez

     1 weeks ago

    You can't create an unsinkable ship with this... It's a special technique, not a material...🤨🤨🤨