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Scientists make "Impossible Material" ... by accident

By Lakshmi Sandhana
July 30, 2013

In an effort to create a more viable material for drug delivery, a team of researchers has accidentally created an entirely new material thought for more than 100 years to be impossible to make. Upsalite is a new form of non-toxic magnesium carbonate with an extremely porous surface area which allows it to absorb more moisture at low humidities than any other known material. "The total area of the pore walls of one gram of material would cover 800 square meters (8611 sq ft) if you would 'roll them out'", Maria Strømme, Professor of Nanotechnology at the Uppsala University, Sweden tells Gizmag. That's roughly equal to the sail area of a megayacht. Aside from using substantially less energy to create drier environments for producing electronics, batteries and pharmaceuticals, Upsalite could also be used to clean up oil spills, toxic waste and residues.

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It won't be long

until the Feds raid the scientist office and take everything and shut them up about it, then use it for a weapon against us.

Maybe you could make a towel out of it?

Don't you see what towels like these are capable of?? You get out of the shower and dry yourself off... But then, the towel makes you drier and keeps on making you more dry... Can you imagine it? What it would be like to be way, way too dry? I'll tell you something: you don't want to know, and I don't know.

"as a desiccant for humidity control"

One manufacturing example of desiccant usage would be in the manufacturing of insulated windows where it is mixed with the edge spacer between the panes of glass. This helps to prevent the accumulation of moisture condensation between the panes.

The most common use of desiccants are in packaged foods.

Desiccants are also commonly used to protect goods in shipping containers against moisture damage. Hydroscopic cargo, such as cocoa, coffee and various nuts and grains, are particularly susceptible to mould and rot when exposed to condensation and humidity. Because of this, shippers often take precautionary measures to protect against cargo loss.

Another practical application of dessicants includes packaging with moisture-sensitive computer hardware parts, most notably in Hard Disk Drives.

I'm curious to the percent of liquid, per sqare inch, this material can hold, and how to rid the liquid from the material for reuse or is it discarded. This will play a factor in production cost vs retail cost.

can't wait till it

comes in butt paper rolls

This will make the

Shamwow obsolete.

dont be fooled by