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Making a Frictionless Torpedo

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  • Sk8rToon
    Sk8rToon 3 months ago +24221

    When olympians discover this their racing times will shrink considerably

  • pouu ktin
    pouu ktin 2 months ago +1817

    "If your balls are hydrophobic" is all I needed to hear today. Thanks.

      BEEJAMS 4 days ago

      Just say no hydro and you'll be fine.

    • Jayden Yetman
      Jayden Yetman Month ago


    • Gian Luca Rausch
      Gian Luca Rausch Month ago +1

      Happy you heard that as well and pointed it out. Saved me the trip

    • Brian Michaels
      Brian Michaels Month ago +1

      That’s thinking like a man! Handshake

    • Fulstmahd
      Fulstmahd Month ago +1

      @chris king Then later today said balls

  • Gregg Goldstein
    Gregg Goldstein Day ago

    What is of interest here is how a flying sub could become hydrohobic if covered with this substance greatly improving a membrane surrounding the hull, effortlessly plying the currents with out friction. Could explain our Unidentified Submerged Objects ability to defy the known laws of physics but when taking to the air they must have a membrane of compressed air to float thru the air at one thousand times the speed of sound and reach speeds without drag. Once in outer space, there must be an envelope of some type surrounding the craft ?

  • nijuo joing
    nijuo joing 3 months ago +404

    Imagine the looks on the enemy’s faces if an entire submarine coated in this stuff with a jet engine in it was barreling through the ocean at them…

    • kittytrail
      kittytrail Month ago

      @Mike glad i was helpful. 😙👌

    • Mike
      Mike Month ago +1

      @kittytrail this is what I was looking for 👍👍

    • kittytrail
      kittytrail Month ago

      @Alfredo Márquez sure... 🙄

    • Alfredo Márquez
      Alfredo Márquez Month ago

      @Valeriu Ginghina WRONG: "MHD" is VERY inefficient and a complete failure. Check your 'facts'.

    • Alfredo Márquez
      Alfredo Márquez Month ago

      @kittytrail MHD propulsion in salt water is a completely INEFFICIENT mode of propulsion, it is only used in comic's books and Hollywoodesque movies...

  • Midna the Black Robe

    Can we apply this idea to airplanes by using an aerophobic substance?

  • Reece
    Reece 2 days ago

    So if you covered your body in this stuff does that mean you swim faster?

  • Lazarus
    Lazarus 2 hours ago

    Ok but here me out.... Let's just dump a bunch into a "relatively" contained area on the surface of the ocean and then drop a diver through it towards the Mariana trench.

  • Mojo Joji
    Mojo Joji 3 months ago +966

    Puts this all over my body goes skydiving and falls into the deep ocean, I’ll survive the fall but can I take the oceans pressure find out next episode of dragon ball Z

    • JustLookingThankYou
      JustLookingThankYou Day ago

      @Mojo Joji thanks for the carefully reasoned response.

    • Mojo Joji
      Mojo Joji Day ago

      @JustLookingThankYou dog get some help

    • JustLookingThankYou
      JustLookingThankYou Day ago

      @Mojo Joji kinda depends on how we want to use ‘touch’. So, I never touch my food, but I swallow it and it becomes me. Yeah, I guess in one sense none of my atoms are technically touching each other, and the electrons don’t touch the nuclei, and quarks just wave at each other in passing. So touch becomes meaningless. And those who hunger for it are doomed to eternal sorrow. 😒🫳😞

    • naw dude
      naw dude 17 days ago


    • technic_squirrel
      technic_squirrel 21 day ago

      goku gonna train with this tactic

  • Wendy DiMartino
    Wendy DiMartino 2 months ago

    Holy damn. I’ve been imagining this exact experiment for a very long time, except with a superheated sphere utilizing the leidenfrost effect to surround the projectile with an air pocket. I’d love to see a race between the 3 types. I was pondering this a few years back as to how Russian torpedoes suddenly got so fast, the grainy video of it seemed to leave a trail of bubbles…
    Seemed a simple test, drop a superheated sphere into water next to a non heated sphere. Would love to see that

  • Darren Murphy
    Darren Murphy 3 months ago +2315

    "how do you get the hydrophobic stuff off your hands ?" "O I'll just wash ..... Damn it..."

  • Umang Sharma
    Umang Sharma 2 months ago +2

    Question : Would this affect the ability to stay afloat? To my knowledge that is only dependent on buoyancy, right???

  • Madeline
    Madeline 3 months ago

    Could you repeat this with two spheres spinning? I'd love to see if it creates a helical path!

  • girald S
    girald S 3 months ago +1

    Question: what's the amount of cavitation during the ball drop, measured in noise?

  • Jim Ciancio
    Jim Ciancio 2 months ago

    That's Great! Now that you're creating a cavitation space for your projectile without contacting the viscous fluid how do you control the direction of your projectile then if it's not able to grab anything around itself? With Hydroplanes we would ride on a cushion of air, but without having "turn fins" sticking down deep enough to bite the waters surface no matter what you did, you lost all abilities to steer the boat and are at the mercy of going the direction of the engines torque from the prop. So if you added some sort of turning fins which would pierce the surrounding air bubble, this will still be faster from drag reduction and still have the ability to control your directions.

  • Meridian
    Meridian 3 months ago +3766

    The military: "Write that down, write that down!"

    • Yasir Rind
      Yasir Rind 12 days ago +1

      No need they probably already know about this stuff

    • Alex Raszeja
      Alex Raszeja 2 months ago +1

      A good soldier always has a pen and paper. A better one never forgets 😉

    • Christian Murphy
      Christian Murphy 3 months ago

      @D M next step in mili tech is gonna be AI

    • nick stocker
      nick stocker 3 months ago

      Yep, torpedoes at the ready sir!

    • D M
      D M 3 months ago

      @Armoured Jester ask the guy who's gotta fix thier shit just how smart engineers are. Thanks for being nasty for no reason, glad my hate for people in general isn't unfounded.

  • [TNE]
    [TNE] 20 days ago

    It’s so cool seeing the stuff you studied applied in the real world, thank you!

  • Matthew Little
    Matthew Little 3 months ago

    This is amazing. Will DARPA look into this or other coatings that make torpedoes hydrophobic?

  • Shu Bao
    Shu Bao 22 hours ago

    Now.. I need to see marine biologist fire a bullet coated with it in a safe area far from marine creatures to see the trails and divergent of path if any 😮😮

  • Bruce Adams
    Bruce Adams 3 months ago

    Could this be adapted to both torpedo and submarine design 🤔? I could see some real buoyancy issues with extreme hydrophobia like this.

  • Pachitaro
    Pachitaro 3 months ago +3678

    "I just don't agree with that state of matter."
    -Hydrophobic Sphere

    • Sdmfcfh
      Sdmfcfh 2 months ago

      Density has entered the chat

    • Doctor Mitchell M.D.
      Doctor Mitchell M.D. 2 months ago +5

      same energy as "i dont like people of THAT color" then it pans to a guy whos spray painted metallic silver

    • Nic
      Nic 2 months ago +2

      It doesn't... matter.

    • Nicolò De Blasio
      Nicolò De Blasio 3 months ago

      How can you still be hydrophobic in 2022? That's fucked up

    • Hodling_Ape
      Hodling_Ape 3 months ago

      @Marvelous Chester now that I've reread your comment, I now see the error of my ways.

  • Super Dimento
    Super Dimento 2 months ago +6

    THANK YOU! I run a D&D campaign, and I just introduced the concept of hydrophobic water, and now I have a logical thing to make it real (since the world is in One Piece lol).

  • ItsJustKimber
    ItsJustKimber 2 months ago

    Interesting!! How long would this powder/coating last on an object?

  • Olek Deli
    Olek Deli 28 days ago +5

    "Mum, it's not like I don't shower. My balls are just hydrophobic"

  • Nicholas Jarvis
    Nicholas Jarvis 3 months ago

    This is so interesting….. imagine the possibilities !!!

  • idk man
    idk man 3 months ago +3000

    "if your balls not hydrophobic" 💀💀👍🏼

    • Jason Wood
      Jason Wood 2 months ago +1

      I giggled at this too 🤣

    • idk man
      idk man 2 months ago

      @Faruk Leon Altinsoy yes

    • idk man
      idk man 2 months ago +2

      @Airplane Mechanic I'm aerobic

    • Airplane Mechanic
      Airplane Mechanic 2 months ago

      I am hydrophobic

    • Sir Blue
      Sir Blue 2 months ago

      @Benjamin Zepeda balls. Something smart

  • Chris Cuzco
    Chris Cuzco Month ago

    I would love to see this in deeper waters. Imagine how fast it can get if dropped in the Mariana Trench 😂

  • B Robinson
    B Robinson Month ago

    Interestingly something similar to ‘hydrophobic’ happens with the individual ash particles from volcano eruptions. So every minute ash particle is like a torpedo all gliding off each other.
    So the ash cloud can tumble down a mountain many times faster that standard dust would. Making volcanic ash clouds like high speed burning hot avalanches. So extremely dangerous and difficult to escape when one is heading towards you

  • ꙮwꙮ Marek ꙮwꙮ
    ꙮwꙮ Marek ꙮwꙮ 3 months ago

    Once learned from a teacher, who was an ex-submarine technician, that the missiles do something similar. They blast air out of many areas around the outside of the missile, so that no water ever touches it. If water did touch it, it would create a lot of drag and the missile may spin out of control.

  • The Wanderfloof
    The Wanderfloof 3 months ago

    There are torpedoes that work within a bubble similar to that. Look up the Shkval torpedo. They use rockets and supercavitation to create a vapor bubble around the torpedo, supposedly sending it at 200+ kts

  • j!m!r
    j!m!r 3 months ago +1206

    Every rocket scientist at Lockheed Martin just got rock hard

    • Frenzii
      Frenzii 3 months ago

      I am so bricked rn

    • Dylan Kidd
      Dylan Kidd 3 months ago +1


    • FreddieHg37
      FreddieHg37 3 months ago +2

      It is a fascinating spectacle to witness how many people don't get a simple straightforward joke in 2022 year of our Lord and savior Freddie Mercury…

    • john o
      john o 3 months ago +2

      Nah they figured this out using a different method long ago with super cavitation torpedoes. The issue is trying to course correction.

    • taz santiago
      taz santiago 3 months ago +2

      Yeah maybe 40 years ago😂😂😂

  • Nicholas Martin
    Nicholas Martin 2 months ago

    So hypothetically, these could be made as an "air bag" for people who work on tall bridges or ships for a living? In theory, it should avert the surface tension that is deadly at certain heights.

  • Lost Berserker
    Lost Berserker 2 months ago

    Would this effect guidance systems for actual torpedos if used on them?

  • Joe Marshall
    Joe Marshall 22 days ago

    If the ball was perfectly smooth on a a molecular level, would you still get the same result?

  • White Owl
    White Owl 2 months ago

    Could you try one with a cone trail to attempt to nullify the cavitation?

  • Francisco Rondón
    Francisco Rondón 3 months ago +6866

    I don't think my balls are hydrophobic. I wash them like every other week or so and they get do wet.

    • splatch splatchson
      splatch splatchson 2 months ago

      @Suzu sodium metal, then the water might be more fun for the observer but I don't wanna split hairs

    • Toge Inumaki
      Toge Inumaki 2 months ago

      @tilly bro just explained a joke wtf

    • David Wild
      David Wild 2 months ago

      Have you tried washing one on one week, then the other on the next week?

    • irfan izzrusyaidi
      irfan izzrusyaidi 3 months ago

      @Generic Channel Name wait for it to rain

    • Michael Hice
      Michael Hice 3 months ago

      "They get do wet."
      Who's this Do, and why are they wet now?

  • Niclas
    Niclas 2 months ago

    What's the effect on hydrophobic airfoils? Is there any difference compared to a non-hydrophobic one when it comes to aerodynamics? Seeing this makes me think it might change its properties through the air as well.

  • Blake Brown
    Blake Brown 2 months ago

    This is interesting. However, a torpedo has a prop on the back for propulsion. Cavitation like this looks like it'd really screw that up. I also wonder if this would create any issues with buoyancy as a torpedo travels horizontally, not vertically.

  • Parikshith Ram
    Parikshith Ram 2 months ago +56

    "if your ball is not hydrophobic you won't get that torpedo shape at all" nice

  • SuperConker
    SuperConker 4 days ago +1

    Now step it up a notch and try this out in a pool,
    and see how fast one can reach the bottom!
    Just kidding, that sounds kind of dangerous lol.

  • Sapphire Spire
    Sapphire Spire 2 months ago +1

    I wonder if this is how hypersonic underwater machine guns work, or if this might improve them.

  • Andrew494
    Andrew494 3 months ago

    Ive heard this is how penguins are able to launch themselves out of water: before entering the water they absorb (trap?) air into their feathers which helps to keep them warm underwater. As they reach the surface they release this trapped air and it reduces the friction on their body and they can accelerate to the surface

  • TheAdvertisement
    TheAdvertisement Month ago +1

    So could this be useful for coating on actual missiles?

  • DougsterCanada1
    DougsterCanada1 3 months ago

    Back in the 70s a few racing sailboats used to pour a wetting compound in the water as they sailed through the liquid. It reduced the drag on the boat. It polluted the water so was quickly outlawed and prohibited.

  • Ivan M
    Ivan M 3 months ago +1477

    So the villains in movies just use hydrophobic bullets when they shoot the protagonist under 20 feet of water

    • narref04
      narref04 2 months ago +1

      "Water bullets" sounds like a Mythbusters episode. Will the powder survive the muzzle? Do subsonic hydrophobic bullets travel faster than supersonic non hydrophobic ones? Does a musket ball travel further in water than a modern bullet? All on this episode of Action Labs: Mythbusters Edition

    • N Jones
      N Jones 2 months ago +1

      @Yosh Waters the issue isn't adhering the powder. It's keeping it on after shooting the bullet. Bullets deform when fired, maybe if you made a bullet completely out of this stuff but then it might be to fragile and break apart in the barrel

    • Yosh Waters
      Yosh Waters 2 months ago

      @N Jones I'm no physics expert, but could the powder not be adhered to ammunition? I can see how it might be impossible if the powder resists water by shifting and moving, because adhering it would prevent that, but as I said I'm no expert.

    • N Jones
      N Jones 3 months ago

      @Marek Souček we aren't talking about that so how about you stop talking to me like you're some sort of genius. We are speculating on if coating a bullet in this water resistant stuff would make it travel farther underwater. My speculation is no. So kiss my ass and go preach elsewhere.

    • Joe Biden 2 Yil
      Joe Biden 2 Yil 3 months ago

      @kyle smith spear shape minimizes drag while allowing for greater mass and momentum.

  • Aurel Specker
    Aurel Specker 2 months ago

    From "almost zero drag in water" to "30% less drag" within less than 10 seconds. That's some ballpost moving right there.
    PS: 70% of normal water drag is still A LOT.

  • Vaniloth
    Vaniloth 18 days ago

    I noticed something like this back when I was a competitive swimmer.
    Go completely underwater, and make your hand into a claw. Try to swing at the space in front of you as hard as you can, and your hand will go very slow, and it'll turn your body as a catches the water.
    Now try the same thing, except this time, give your hand some air. Put the back of your hand against your mouth, blow some air on it just as you swing. Your hand catches the air and it will envelop your hand. Your hand will rip through the water with a speed almost like you're on land.
    You can use air from the water surface too but it's all splashy and messy, and nowhere near as satisfying.

  • Viktor Kovalev
    Viktor Kovalev 2 months ago

    The similar effect is achieved in subsonic torpedos. But with speed and angular shaped tip.

  • Jey Lee
    Jey Lee 3 months ago

    ...and as the speed of the sphere increases, you get ton of fun that deals with cavitation, a better shape would be a very slightly offset tear drop design.

  • Skynet86
    Skynet86 3 months ago +462

    My uncle now 70yrs old. Used to be an Olympic standard diver. He always covered himself in vaseline before swimming. Said he became hydrophobic. Thank you for explaining this(which I forgot until now lol) now it all makes sense why he thinks he swam faster. Lol

    • Skynet86
      Skynet86 3 months ago

      @عبد العزيز اليزيدي its not cheating if everyone knows and everyone can do it and it benefits everyone the same way. It's just oil on the body.. lol

    • Genghis Chuan
      Genghis Chuan 3 months ago

      when people make up bullshit thinking its smart

    • عبد العزيز اليزيدي
      عبد العزيز اليزيدي 3 months ago

      i think that clearly cheating

    • Skynet86
      Skynet86 3 months ago +1

      @CHRISXTR3M3GAMING you must be using that new woke math? 2+2=5 ... lol
      Here's a few more variables.
      It was 25 yrs ago. This particular video sparked a memory. My uncle Gordon Connor of Halifax NS (maybe you can Google it idk) used to used vaseline when diving. As per other comments from divers that's a real thing. As for swimming with it.
      Its obvious you dont get it! My uncle was fucking with me as a young boy to get myself covered in vaseline at the lake while swimming as a joke and to force my mother his younger sister to wash every bit off because the sun would bake me like a Turkey.
      Maybe he really believes it makes you swim faster idk it's been a very long time . Maybe he just likes how it feels on the body. And like I mentioned in another comment, he has psoriasis so maybe it helped with that. With the chlorine and all.
      The water does feel a bit better while swimming with an oiled up body. Ie baby oil vaseline. Or for folks like you that spare KY jelly.
      Can you add the story up now or you still stuck on my childhood memory that I just explained to a moron on Clip-Share??

      CHRISXTR3M3GAMING 3 months ago +1

      Olympic diver wanting to swim faster.....your story didn't add up

  • Mace
    Mace 2 months ago

    Fun fact, in the special effects business we sometimes use lycopodium to make safe (or "safer") explosions, it is commonly also used to make fireballs etc. at concerts, Rammstein, for example, has a couple of such rigs and I've been lucky enough to get a chance to play around with one of them. The reason why we occasionally use this powder is that it makes a slower developing burst of fire than for example propane does, and it's safer to work with than flammable liquids as it won't ignite unless the fuel/air mixture is correct, plus it can't spill on the ground and set other things on fire. Normally we'll blow it through a pilot flame - when the ratio between lycopodium and oxygen is correct, it'll automatically ignite due to the pilot, and result in a rolling ball of fire going up. It resembles a gasoline explosion, minus the black smoke. The effect is called a fuel-air explosion, although it obviously doesn't create the pressure we see in the military application of the concept.

  • Nick Senske
    Nick Senske 2 months ago

    I wonder how this would change in a larger container. With the large ball in the small cylinder you’re definitely getting effects from the tube walls

  • Orion's Rifle
    Orion's Rifle 2 months ago

    Could we use that to coat a certain type of ammo (5.56 maybe) to make guns more of an option in a possible underwater conflict or stealth opration? Imagine a dude submerged in water at night and all you here is water splash and then bodies dropping, thatd be so cool and kinda deadly

  • trigi
    trigi Month ago

    This is so applicable on my thermodynamics class. Except we learn about the shearing strain in a falling spheres experiment

  • Princess of Procrastination
    Princess of Procrastination 3 months ago +2681

    How do you wash that powder off?

    • Andrew Reynolds
      Andrew Reynolds 3 months ago

      Tabasco. 🔥🔥🔥😂😂😂

    • Mmmm warm
      Mmmm warm 3 months ago

      @logan bettis never apply vinegar to a chemical powder substance lest you get sent back to the battle bus

    • Dan Brown
      Dan Brown 3 months ago

      You don’t

    • Crazy K
      Crazy K 3 months ago +2

      Run really fast with your arms out like an ✈️.

    • Douglas Antunes
      Douglas Antunes 3 months ago +2

      Just embrace your hydrophobia

  • Tommy305
    Tommy305 27 days ago

    What would happen if you coated a boats propeller to make it hydrophobic? Would it just cavitate or run at a higher RPM due to less friction? Would love to see this video done. 👍

  • m00t
    m00t 3 months ago

    Would dropping a super-heated sphere create a similar effect via the Leidenfrost effect?

  • SpoonAddict
    SpoonAddict 3 months ago

    If coating bullets in a tight lair of this substance actually makes shooting under water work then marine combat would become absolutely terrifying

  • M UUarren
    M UUarren 2 months ago

    You can't have a 10x reduction in drag; that would mean you have negative drag (X - 10x = -9x). A 1x reduction means you have 0 drag.

  • Tony
    Tony 3 months ago +147

    "Make... bullets... afraid... of... water"
    Got it, those fish will never see this one coming :]

    • Aaron Mejia
      Aaron Mejia 3 months ago +1

      That’s actually a good idea we could partner up and make something work

  • Vonix vintvon
    Vonix vintvon 3 months ago +1

    Omg, the uses!!! I want to see people fall at terminal velocity straight into water now!!!

  • Gerard
    Gerard 2 months ago

    we need a full video explaining if this material can be used to a swimmers advantage, or a torpedo, or a boat

  • Larry Sioxson
    Larry Sioxson 2 months ago

    What happens when you coat the bottom of sea vessels with that powder or maybe even en entire submarine? Do the sea vessels move faster? Also, I’m assuming the water in the container is plain tap water. Does it have the same effect on salt water?

  • Steve P
    Steve P 2 months ago

    Is it possible to permanently adhere a layer of this powder to a surface like a boat hull? And would that boat then float or sink if it had this power coating the hull?

  • Ashleigh Baugh
    Ashleigh Baugh 3 months ago +444

    I love your videos. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I honestly learn something from almost every video. 😌

    • John Gutwald
      John Gutwald 3 months ago

      As I watched the first ball fall through the water, where did the bubbles come from?

  • –Alejandro G.
    –Alejandro G. 2 months ago

    Been looking for a way to make my steel balls hydrophobic for quite some time, thanks!!!

  • PhoenixFiremouse
    PhoenixFiremouse 3 months ago

    You can see the cloud of powder swirling around in the trailed air, so cool!

  • Xzendon Ultimus
    Xzendon Ultimus 2 months ago

    I would love to see a trompe compressor with lycopodium blown continuously over the air inlet. Seems like it should increase bubble size and thus effeciency?

  • Bill Killernic
    Bill Killernic 20 days ago

    Now I am curious as to if submarines use similar hydrophobic powders for their torpedoes :P

  • Jacob Powell
    Jacob Powell 2 months ago

    You can also heat the metal ball and the Lidenfrost Effect will act similarly by creating a steam jacket around it.

  • geoffliam
    geoffliam 3 months ago

    What would happen if you jumped into a really deep pool covered with the powder from a height of 5m? How deep would you go?

  • Paul W
    Paul W 2 months ago

    I wonder what the speed of the ball falling through air is. Is that not what is happening with the coating of powder? Relatively speaking, shouldn't those two speeds match?

  • Brian Beasley
    Brian Beasley 3 months ago

    This is a perfect representation of how bullets are in boat tail shapes etc for stabilization

  • Deo Jacob
    Deo Jacob 3 months ago +986


    • Boppin'
      Boppin' 3 months ago +2

      @Cesar Coronel no, a hydrophobic surface on the vessel doesn't negate buoyancy it simply reduces drag. The seawater will still press against it and give it an upward force. *Edit:* for full clarity. The reason it makes the balls fall faster in video is that reduction of drag. But the balls don't drop because of the coating, they drop because they have a higher density than the water. Submarines are able to modify their average density by taking on or pumping out ballast in order to ascend or descend by changing the balance between the buoyant force and the Fg (force gravity) acting upon the vessel

    • Internet is interesting
      Internet is interesting 3 months ago

      It's already done is called Shkval, a 300km/h torpedo and is Russian

    • Alex Lockley
      Alex Lockley 3 months ago +1

      They actually did. Look up 'supercavitating torpedo'

    • Paul Marmol
      Paul Marmol 3 months ago

      The Soviets already has something like that. The Russians now developed a 'wake homing' torpedo that has the same technology incorporated

    • Cesar Coronel
      Cesar Coronel 3 months ago

      @Thomas wouldn’t it just sink?

  • Lizard King
    Lizard King 3 months ago

    wow if i was a torpedo designer i'd be well into painting my missiles in this stuff o.o

  • Nano Machine Gaming
    Nano Machine Gaming 2 months ago

    So what happens if you go over the deepest part of the ocean, put a bunch of this powder down, and have someone "walk the plank"? I imagine someone falling through water the same way they'd fall if they jumped out of an airplaine. I can't fathom what that experience would even be like, tho im sure it ends in death one way or another.

  • BlackEpyon
    BlackEpyon 3 months ago

    That sounds great, until you realize that the torpedo's screw needs to make contact with WATER, not a bubble of air.

  • An-225
    An-225 19 hours ago

    Isn't this supercavitation

    THIS GUY HD 3 months ago +592

    Imagine dropping a camera through this into the Mariana Trench

    • Josh Nixon
      Josh Nixon 2 months ago

      @Jimbus Maximus sink

      THIS GUY HD 3 months ago

      @Jimbus Maximus :0

    • Jimbus Maximus
      Jimbus Maximus 3 months ago

      I'm thinking about coating a boat with it. What would that do?

    • Exdo Rme
      Exdo Rme 3 months ago

      @James V. we have sent camera down there already dude

    • Flores Chris
      Flores Chris 3 months ago +2

      @Garrett Phillips they make special mega strong deep sea cameras wise guy, I thought the same thing initially, but then I thought about metal as reinforced cameras

  • Kyle Hobley
    Kyle Hobley 3 months ago

    What would happen if you dropped a ball coated with the hydrophobic material in the ocean? Would the salt water/increasing pressure make a difference?

  • Blitz Krei6
    Blitz Krei6 2 months ago

    It would be awesome to have that for divers, as well as people jumping from Planes

  • TaoistTiger
    TaoistTiger 3 months ago

    If you were falling at high velocity impacting the water would kill you due to surface tension and water being non compressive. I wonder if hitting a surface like this would enable the drag forces to be dispersed enough to not cause damage to the person falling. Of course swimming back out might be an issue at that point... but lets solve one problem at a time lol

  • Scott Ryan Nash
    Scott Ryan Nash 2 months ago

    What about super heating a metal projectile before dropping it in the water. Would it have a similar effect I wonder because the water that comes in contact with it instantly turns to steam in turn creating a jacket of steam around the projectile that separates it from the water. I wonder. Just a thought. Any one want to elaborate or offer any ideas or facts about this possibility that I haven’t considered. Of coarse I obviously realise the projectile would cool rather quickly, but still think it would initially have the same similar effect. What do you think?

  • Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs 3 months ago +473

    Pharmacist: why tf you need lycopodium powder for?
    Michael phelps : 👀

  • NGCAstronerd
    NGCAstronerd 2 months ago

    Since air is considered a liquid we should be able to achieve something similar given the right material.
    Material science is the next frontier.

  • Aaron Hurt
    Aaron Hurt 3 months ago

    I wonder what would happen, or what it'd be like if a completely hydrophobic compound was painted onto a submarine? Except for where the passive, and active sonar, and microphones meet the hull... and possibly the screws as well.
    Or if you could adhere this hydrophobic stuff to the outside of the dried outside of an ice cube. Then quickly drop it in a glass of water. Especially if the ice cube didn't float to the surface, I wonder what would happen.

  • LittleJennings38
    LittleJennings38 3 months ago

    Wouldn’t the collapse of the bubbles make a clear sound underwater and betray the presence of the projectile?

  • Logitical Response
    Logitical Response  2 months ago

    Imagine an ohio class submarine coated (somehow) with something that has this effect . It would haul ass

  • Sliver of Life
    Sliver of Life 3 months ago +1005

    I want to roll in this before jumping into the ocean

    • Sliver of Life
      Sliver of Life 2 months ago +1

      i wonder what speeds i will hit... when i do a cannonball into the ocean covered in this

    • Voilet Vulpix
      Voilet Vulpix 2 months ago +1

      Have fun being the first person to meet a bigfin squid eye-to-eye

    • Jon For short
      Jon For short 2 months ago

      @Regdu Geht more like Rockhead martin

    • Caged
      Caged 2 months ago

      @Infernox Rocket hard 🚀

    • Mark Mcghee
      Mark Mcghee 2 months ago

      @Lilly Anne Serrelio how many male mails have you received since this comment 😱🤣

  • Leongon draws stuff
    Leongon draws stuff 3 months ago

    Can this be used on submarines and torpedoes to use less power or go faster?

  • Freya Samsoedien
    Freya Samsoedien 23 days ago

    Would this work in the ocean? If yes, how deep would it go?

  • Omar
    Omar 3 months ago

    what about a perfect teardrop aerodynamic shape? shouldn't that move just as fast if not faster?

  • Gickels McDoogle
    Gickels McDoogle 3 months ago

    ok, this may be a dumb question, but hypothetically, if a submarine WAS to coat a torpedo in a super hydrophobic material, wouldnt the resonation / turbulence / frequency of air behind it cause the radar to know with more accuracy where said torpedo is in the water?

  • Btotts
    Btotts 3 months ago +38

    I can be stingy with Clip-Share likes, but I don't think I've ever seen an Action Labs video that I didn't give a like to. Always great content.

  • Shadlz
    Shadlz 2 months ago

    Now hear me out. Take the compressed air gun that is used to fire darts underwater, and add some hydrophobic powder to each dart. Now you have a ammunition that can travel much further distances underwater with the same amount of force

  • Gunship
    Gunship 26 days ago

    Wonder if the military has any high tech coating on torpedoes to help them through the water, or at least certain parts coated to reduce drag but not so much that the torpedoes sorta "fall".

  • DrJiKentauriuzHero
    DrJiKentauriuzHero 3 months ago

    since we're talking about torpedoes, maybe do a followup with supercavitating torpedoes?

  • Timecast
    Timecast 3 months ago

    I could see this being really useful for miniatures in movies

  • Jordan Muller
    Jordan Muller 3 months ago +20

    What happens if you cover yourself in that stuff and jump in a lake? Would it make swimming harder? Would you sink easier?

    • EddieRay VanLynch
      EddieRay VanLynch 3 months ago +1

      @Jordan Muller

    • Jordan Muller
      Jordan Muller 3 months ago

      @EddieRay VanLynch glory comes at such a heavy price

    • EddieRay VanLynch
      EddieRay VanLynch 3 months ago

      You'd be fast as Hell, but so would the cancer

    • Greatauntlizbeth G
      Greatauntlizbeth G 3 months ago +1

      This chanel should get some swimmer bath toys and test it for us

    • jatpack3
      jatpack3 3 months ago

      Probably the opposite for a buoyant object.

  • R3nnan
    R3nnan 2 months ago

    Could swimmers make their wetsuits (drysuits?) hydrophobic so there's less drag while swimming?

  • Anna Kopyl 🇺🇦

    I wonder if an actual under water military torpedo coated in this stuff would have a greater speed and \ or impact