A Plastic That Conducts Electricity?

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  • Plastics usually stop electricity in its tracks, but scientists have figured out a way to keep the electrons flowing.

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Comments: 648

  • AmazingSticker
    AmazingSticker 3 months ago

    They already have bendy smart phones

  • lohphat
    lohphat 3 months ago

    What is Mylar then? What's its history?

  • Raymond K Petry
    Raymond K Petry 3 months ago

    [03:55] "outdated...piece of technology"—we're waiting on 'Google Glass Edge'...

  • Dimension640
    Dimension640 3 months ago

    An oxy-moron

  • Damien Green
    Damien Green 3 months ago

    Discovery = identifying the mistakes or accidents

  • Flori Pons Toloza
    Flori Pons Toloza 3 months ago

    Agradecería si pusieran subtítulos en español. Gracias

  • Cheezy T
    Cheezy T 3 months ago

    If you want a bendy phone, just get an iPhone 6!

  • apostle333
    apostle333 3 months ago

    hint: your "bucket brigade" analogy has more than one application.

  • apostle333
    apostle333 3 months ago

    almost there...Marry this to transparent metal, and flexible glass, and you now have a complete system. (All are doable, hang in there! You're sooo close)

  • The Great And Powerful Trixie

    2:00

    Never fear, the Bucket Brigade is here! =D

  • Gamer2natic
    Gamer2natic 3 months ago

    I lost it on the bucket part... omg XD

  • TheJamesRedwood
    TheJamesRedwood 3 months ago

    Alan McDiarmid, great New Zealander.

  • ziyad yasir
    ziyad yasir 3 months ago

    Have you ever been trolled?


    Read more

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 3 months ago

    why is there conductive plastic near my anus?

  • Fergus Wyrm
    Fergus Wyrm 3 months ago

    https://youtu.be/DlLZVxNK3Jg?t=1m57s
    Wow the editors must have had fun with this part.

  • fboyg91
    fboyg91 3 months ago

    Ok so I like to listen to scishow too and from work so I don't really WATCH the video; I LISTEN to them. At 2:00 I thought there was something wrong with my car's stereo system and then I thought it got worse or the thought I was going crazy crossed my mind. I decided to replay the video later and I laughed so hard my dip fell out.

    • Peter Guzman
      Peter Guzman 3 months ago

      fboyg91 IF you aint dippin you aint livin YEYEE


  • Darius Oak
    Darius Oak 3 months ago

    I dunno how long Tuna's been editing these videos, but for the love of god let there be more hilarious editing a la the Bucket Brigade.

  • dankmemesboi
    dankmemesboi 3 months ago

    But why is there a bucket brigade around my anus?

  • Stoned Pikachu Guitar Videos

    apple sussed out the bendy smart phone a couple years back haha

  • Abdelgafar El Masry
    Abdelgafar El Masry 3 months ago

    Hank, keep on hosting, you're a legend

  • Toad Roach
    Toad Roach 3 months ago

    Ah Sweet!
    A new way to lose you phone; When it blows away in the wind! :P

  • KRASS TV
    KRASS TV 3 months ago

    But oi don' wan't moi smart phone to bend....

  • IlrysKadiatu
    IlrysKadiatu 3 months ago

    I think SciShow should make an episode featuring "accidentally awesome" mistakes in chemistry, things like conductive plastic and Teflon.

  • GameSquid
    GameSquid 3 months ago

    lol makign a bendy cell phone would hardly add any usefulness. it's fairly easy to avoid breaking a phone. but using a phoen that bends under your touch will probably be less practical than a regular one. only people who are extremely outdoorsy would want this technology.

  • Art Mills
    Art Mills 3 months ago

    That's a lot of Hanks.

  • WarzoneNinja2
    WarzoneNinja2 3 months ago

    this editor is fun! please keep him!

  • Symbionite xX
    Symbionite xX 3 months ago

    Where did you buy that shirt Hank?:) love it!

  • Sky Nabess
    Sky Nabess 3 months ago

    i like your shirt :)

  • gpwnedable
    gpwnedable 3 months ago

    Stop editing the spaces off the end of your video. It makes it unwatchable.

  • mario villanueva
    mario villanueva 3 months ago

    I'm calling it, AI invented this and guided humans to "discovered" now they're in their way to print terminators

  • William Phillips
    William Phillips 3 months ago

    it's funny how fuckups become a discovery... what if you had to call it like it was?
    (Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my latest fuck up!)

  • William Phillips
    William Phillips 3 months ago

    soooo
    maaannnyyyy
    Haaannnkkkkssssss!😂😂😂😅😅😅

  • lochinvar00465
    lochinvar00465 3 months ago

    There is also conductive rubbers(usually silicon based). One app of it is connecting to LCD screens in digital watches, small game toys etc. It is composed of alternating strips of conductive and non-conductive rubber. A home made pressure sensor can be made using this because with pressure the resistance changes.

  • Heaven Marks
    Heaven Marks 3 months ago

    BOob HAir????

  • Jayyy Zeee
    Jayyy Zeee 3 months ago

    Do they have conductive plastic filament for 3D printers yet? It would be cool to print circuits within a 3D object.

  • James Rae
    James Rae 3 months ago

    That demonstration with the buckets was beautiful.

  • Chad Zsideg
    Chad Zsideg 4 months ago

    Really enjoyable show! Did he say "on accident"?

  • moh you
    moh you 4 months ago

    SolidBanana: Why is there plastic around my anus?

  • Curtis Silveria
    Curtis Silveria 4 months ago

    AYYYY! I'm excited! I have been doing research for 2 years now on polymer based solar cells and now they are getting their own spotlight!

  • Monkeyradar
    Monkeyradar 4 months ago

    The bendy smartphone is at least 2 years old already.

  • Josh Wright
    Josh Wright 4 months ago

    top quality editing five outta fove

  • Ethan Wagner
    Ethan Wagner 4 months ago

    But we already have a bendy smartphone: the iPhone 6.

  • Max McAdams
    Max McAdams 4 months ago

    hey
    hank
    I want that shirt

  • mongo moonbladder
    mongo moonbladder 4 months ago

    Hank Green for President !

  • Ryvucz
    Ryvucz 4 months ago

    I'm so angry I'm PDOT.

  • RickySTT
    RickySTT 4 months ago

    Didn't Apple already invent the bendy smart phone (also by accident)?

  • Cameron Beyer
    Cameron Beyer 4 months ago

    Want a bendy smartphone? Get an iPhone 6+

  • ideas
    ideas 4 months ago

    how do smelling salts work?

  • Jason Hops
    Jason Hops 4 months ago

    Imagine what WHITE GENOCIDE would be like.
    You would have to flood EVERY and ONLY White countries with millions of non-Whites.
    Then you would have to demoralize ALL Whites by screaming the R-Word! at them if they objected.
    Then you would have to pass laws to FORCE integrate all those non-Whites into every facet of White society.
    Then you would have to…Oh wait. This is already happening!
    They say it’s “anti-racist” but it’s simply anti-White.
    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  • frenchiveruti
    frenchiveruti 4 months ago

    I have to give a big kudos to the editors, to you guys I give my entire apreciation for making those videos funnier and much more enjoyable

  • james draper
    james draper 4 months ago

    i don't know if you've seen this already but veritasium just proved the Coriolis effect with Destin, and they pointed out that you said it was "bunk" could you clarify or retract your findings? they explain thoroughly that it has nearly no affect on drain direction unless precisely controlled. can you test and confirm? for peer review sake.

  • Sophie Robinson
    Sophie Robinson 4 months ago

    Mylar?

  • Jessica Valentina
    Jessica Valentina 4 months ago

    I can't stop rewatching the bucket brigade scene. It is so amazing; I love it!!
    Hank Green continue what you're doing!

  • yeahminecraft16
    yeahminecraft16 4 months ago

    2:05 it's polyhankylene

  • BB-8
    BB-8 4 months ago

    Oh shit, oompa loompa hanks.

  • xbfalcon83
    xbfalcon83 4 months ago

    more bucket segments please

  • SMOKEDUDE
    SMOKEDUDE 4 months ago

    so he simply addes "metal" to plastic and called it plastic

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers 4 months ago

      A plastic is just a long, repeating chain of molecules. So it would technically still be a polymer plastic.


  • nunya
    nunya 4 months ago

    You might want to recheck your facts. The Ransburg Number 2 Process Electrostatic Paint Gun has a schematic dating 1961, which has a plastic bell that transfers 90,000 volts positive to the paint. If this bell is cleaned in laquer thinner or MEK, it will strip too many electrons making the bell almost useless. So, they are cleaned in xylene.

  • DonTHEhandsome1
    DonTHEhandsome1 4 months ago

    Wow, with plastic solar panels we can stop our reliance on fossil fuels for energy. Wait, isn't fossil fuel a big component to plastics? Shit!

  • serges
    serges 4 months ago

    I kinda like have a solid phone... not really interested in a$700 squishy rectangle lol

  • Allison Roll
    Allison Roll 4 months ago

    not a big fan of the excessive editing

  • Evan M
    Evan M 4 months ago

    Do a video on the science behind the video where a guy lights his cigarette by striking his thumb against a plastic helmet

  • culwin
    culwin 4 months ago

    Japanese. It's always the Japanese.

  • Zeus Kepler
    Zeus Kepler 4 months ago

    love hank green <3

  • Leopoldo Aranha
    Leopoldo Aranha 4 months ago

    2:21 I want a shirt with that pattern of Hanks passing buckets to other Hanks.

  • Ender Wiggins
    Ender Wiggins 4 months ago

    I like how the show is evolving

  • Willaev
    Willaev 4 months ago

    3:51

    What do you mean 'some day'?

  • Nathan
    Nathan 4 months ago

    I fucking loved the editing in this episode. XD

  • CptWindwalker82
    CptWindwalker82 4 months ago

    So. Many. HANKS.

  • Nolan Bing
    Nolan Bing 4 months ago

    my backpack already has a solar panel XD

  • I'm that guy that asks out all the hot girls

    They actually don't get electrocuted they get shocked electrocution is being executed by electric

  • Abukar Mohamed
    Abukar Mohamed 4 months ago

    You can say that I am the same as conductive plastic. We both were made As an accident

  • y2ksw1
    y2ksw1 4 months ago

    Conductive plastic was always a problem and insulated plastic had to be invented in order to use it for electric cables. The changes you are talking about are about "good" conductors.

  • Reila Z
    Reila Z 4 months ago

    This is something I took a topics course on in my university, and he covered the jist of it pretty well.

  • Jay Mee
    Jay Mee 4 months ago

    this is cool.

  • Smashen
    Smashen 4 months ago

    yeii more plastic, hell yeah! ..... eh what???

  • J Allen
    J Allen 4 months ago

    Was it chemical X?

  • preClassic
    preClassic 4 months ago

    Bucket Hank saves us all

  • KaX321
    KaX321 4 months ago

    3:51 flying cars are not the future, the future is boring.

  • Anastasia Podscochinova

    why doesn't gravity work as much in water o_o

    • Anastasia Podscochinova
      Anastasia Podscochinova 4 months ago

      yeah I'd guess something like that, but I'm so far from physics I just would want to understand why don't I feel my weight in water and how physics works here.. as a nontechnical student, the formulas seem just like formulas, and even if I can understand that here it does this because of mass and thickness of the water, or something like this, I can't see it other than numbers. Funny.


    • Mason S
      Mason S 4 months ago

      Anastasia Podscochinova what? it does, water is just much thicker than air so you can push on it and get pushed back enough to stay afloat.


  • Blastoff2moon
    Blastoff2moon 4 months ago

    I want this shirt so bad !

  • Max
    Max 4 months ago

    i have Hank-Bucket nightmares now

  • TheMr77469
    TheMr77469 4 months ago

    How come it took Nobel 25yrs to award the prize to them?

  • adhair
    adhair 4 months ago

    What's photographic film?

  • Amieroll Mukminin
    Amieroll Mukminin 4 months ago

    Plastic are worst when it comes to decomposition, but when about electronics, yes I like to prolong my 27 years CRT to 1000 years...

  • Scott FW
    Scott FW 4 months ago

    Two thoughts. One; isn't a shiny conductive foil what the UFO crowd says some UFOs are skinned with? Two; that shirt looks like some kind of leftover from a DoD camouflage experiment.

  • Christie Nel
    Christie Nel 4 months ago

    I always feel disappointed that this sort of thing has to discovered by accident.

  • JeffOf813
    JeffOf813 4 months ago

    it's going to be a scroll with retractable borders that stiffen the screen for a certain distance... and they will prolly give you an extra amount you can pull out for a sidebar style menu with pins and notes. all rolling up into a pen sized device that houses the rolled up screen, all needed ports, and a smaller pen to detach for use with the scroll while extended... its going to be awesome... it's so obvious to me lol.

  • balintnk
    balintnk 4 months ago

    Lets cover everything with these solar-plastics - we can figure out wastemanagement later...

  • Andreas Kapetanios
    Andreas Kapetanios 4 months ago

    i have a question for you .... i have myobia , when i see objects in the mirror which are far away i dont see then well , but the mirror is 20cm from my eyes . how can this happen

    • Hezechiah Jones
      Hezechiah Jones 4 months ago

      Andreas Kapetanios The mirror is just reflecting the light from those objects. It isn't a screen that magically casts the image of what's in front of it.


  • Derpster
    Derpster 4 months ago

    "Go to youtube and subscribe." What insheeption is this? I'm already in youtube.

  • shortbuspileup
    shortbuspileup 4 months ago

    Does this mean we'll get paid to recycle plastic bottles like we do to recycle copper wire? 💰 ♻️ 💵

  • wnkrwnkr
    wnkrwnkr 4 months ago

    B U C K E T

  • ChaosManticore
    ChaosManticore 4 months ago

    Plastic isn't quite as heat resistant as silicon, so that might be an issue.
    Another problem with plastic materials are aging, which makes them brittle.
    Not great if you want to keep bending your phone for years to come.
    People will probably buy a new phone every 2-3 years to keep up with advancing tech.
    So might be less of an issue unless they are really attached to their new shiny plastic phone.

  • Random Stuff
    Random Stuff 4 months ago

    So the guy that messed up doesn't get any award.

  • ithenoob
    ithenoob 4 months ago

    bendy smartphones already exist.. cred apple

  • Stephen Woods
    Stephen Woods 4 months ago

    Real science is very rarely 'EUREKA", much more often it starts with 'That's strange.'.

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