9 Futuristic Materials

  • Published on Apr 24, 2016
  • Learn about some materials that seem like they should belong in science fiction, but actually exist today!
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    Invisibility Cloaks
    Super Waterproofing
    Bulk Diamonds/Aggregated Diamond Nanorods
    Metallic Glasses
    Metallic Foams
    Transparent Aluminum
    Light-transmitting Concrete
    Regenerating Concrete

Comments • 2 770

  • Wolflord1208
    Wolflord1208 3 days ago

    Honestly I dont trust these after watching "fashion trends that can kill you"

  • thisissoeasy
    thisissoeasy 4 days ago

    Blah blah blahhhh..... Far too much talking and hardly any visual evidence... This IS NOT A RADIO CHANNEL!!

  • Volcanic 0321
    Volcanic 0321 8 days ago +1

    No. The future was yesterday, today is the past.

  • Lord Weaselton
    Lord Weaselton 11 days ago

    So it looks like Star-Wars-style transparisteel could become a thing...let's see if they ever figure out how to make a hyperdrive!

  • Brosicall
    Brosicall 13 days ago

    I'm glad you guys aren't clickbait

  • Cali mfk
    Cali mfk 14 days ago +1

    So superhydrophobic material is basically goretex

  • ValkyrieBlader ストームペガサス

    Introducing the rabid rain-coat! This rain-coat is hydrophobic

  • rashkavar
    rashkavar 16 days ago

    Honestly....I don't want invisibility tech to become a thing. The military applications of that are *terrifying*.

  • Charles Yeo
    Charles Yeo 16 days ago

    Harder than sapphire. I bet if they can make it cheaper the first application would be smartphone displays

  • Brandin Nute
    Brandin Nute 24 days ago

    i still low key miss hank

  • Krekker Recer
    Krekker Recer 25 days ago

    Couldn't we put two mirrors next to eachother than put a one way mirror infront of it to make an invisibility cloak?

  • Flamboyant Deception
    Flamboyant Deception 26 days ago

    you keep mispronouncing aluminium

  • Steve Nano ##
    Steve Nano ## 29 days ago

    i am a suber but i still hat ur beard

  • Helen Blatsky
    Helen Blatsky Month ago

    3:34 What about.. Uhh... Whatever black holes are made of?

  • Isaac Miles-Watt
    Isaac Miles-Watt Month ago

    Why not just use sapphire?

  • Gonietube NYC
    Gonietube NYC Month ago

    The cloak is real !!! The military uses it especially tier one units !!!

  • N Cuber
    N Cuber Month ago

    but... but... how about graphene?

  • Glen lopez
    Glen lopez Month ago

    best intro tune ever!!!.

  • StrikeWing17971
    StrikeWing17971 Month ago

    But aluminum is a weak metal.

  • Paul Bremer
    Paul Bremer Month ago

    Finally a good science channel without click bait

  • Lighting Striker
    Lighting Striker Month ago

    metallic glass isn’t that a...


  • Mario Mentasti
    Mario Mentasti Month ago

    Metallic Glass reminds me of a material from a series of Fantasy Novels called "The Malloreon"

  • Shwethank Poojari
    Shwethank Poojari Month ago

    Who are you! 😑

  • Andrew Speck
    Andrew Speck Month ago

    rage against the machine t

  • MrPedroZ
    MrPedroZ Month ago

    The concret bacteria can go really wrong

  • eddie dana
    eddie dana Month ago


  • TheEVEInspiration
    TheEVEInspiration Month ago

    Next: metalic glass metalic foam :)

  • Ask Hallgrim Fuhr
    Ask Hallgrim Fuhr Month ago

    Maybe, with these new light, strong, metals, we can make better electrical cars that can move longer because of it's smaller weight, and that could mean humans will use much more electrical cars instead of regular ones! :D

  • Anthony C-R
    Anthony C-R Month ago

    With hyperdiamonds you can now sharpen your diamonds

  • Jeremy Porta
    Jeremy Porta Month ago

    Damn, Michael is super cute.

  • Tc
    Tc Month ago

    you know that metallic hydrogen experiment? well just replace the diamonds with hyper diamonds and there ya go.

  • Moosh Gaming
    Moosh Gaming Month ago

    I read the title and instantly thought of Transparent Aluminum

  • kravenofspider
    kravenofspider 2 months ago

    Or, they could just use the recipe for roman concrete that was recently found.

  • Theonedust007
    Theonedust007 2 months ago

    Sci-show, at 6:20-30 minutes of the video,starships can be built,its just that we don't have enough money to manufacture such things,but sooner it will happen,if no one else does this,than I will make science fiction a reality everyone can live in.

  • Chyn fu
    Chyn fu 2 months ago

    microscale robotic factory to produce materials.

  • XP Duelist
    XP Duelist 2 months ago

    lol the voice at the end was un-synced

  • audreyj 28
    audreyj 28 2 months ago

    Me: Why go to all that work with concrete when you can just just solar panel roadways?

    For all you uneducated folks, go to TVclip and search “Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways”
    Or just look it up on google

  • Alexander Korn
    Alexander Korn 2 months ago

    Take any ordinary material and put “super” in front on it, and it sounds futuristic. Want some super durable super plastic with your super cardboard? The future is now!

  • Chyn fu
    Chyn fu 2 months ago

    Thank you for sharing. Credits go to Our Researchers and they are honored for their great efforts ,creativity and work. Thank you for explaining

  • Dire Wolf
    Dire Wolf 2 months ago

    What if we make a plate that’s super hydrophobic and put another one like a bit higher and throw a droplet together

  • Oba mot
    Oba mot 2 months ago

    Wait wait wait, floating metal !? O_o

  • Smash Boy LUC4S
    Smash Boy LUC4S 2 months ago

    Stoopid muggle

  • DangerZone
    DangerZone 2 months ago

    All of these materials are not being used really yet... Oh. So its not now.

  • Mystery Millionaire
    Mystery Millionaire 2 months ago

    #1 Boneless Pizza

  • Indrajeet roy
    Indrajeet roy 2 months ago

    You're just taking not showing those materials

  • irishbreakfast
    irishbreakfast 2 months ago

    it only took us 30 years from imagining transparent aluminum to developing it for real. amazing. now when will we expand out into our solar system? go back to the moon? go to mars? achieve world peace? end poverty and famine. sickness. sorrow. we only imagined transparent aluminum 30 years ago and got it done. kennedy imagined sending men to the moon, and just 10 years later we were there. so whats our modern malfunction???? why has nothing great been done since then? why haven't we gone anyplace or done anything since 1968?? its obvious we can do anything we imagine. so why hasn't any of it been done.

    • Aaron Washburn
      Aaron Washburn 2 months ago

      Do you have a link? All I can find is articles talking about aluminum oxynitride which is a ceramic.

    • irishbreakfast
      irishbreakfast 2 months ago

      aaron... uh, yes w do. it was invented this year.

    • Aaron Washburn
      Aaron Washburn 2 months ago

      We don't actually have transparent aluminum, metallic glasses aren't transparent and transparent sapphire (aluminum oxide) is a ceramic not a metal.

  • ajques 425
    ajques 425 2 months ago +1

    They have an illuminated sidewalk like that at Disney’s Epcot in Orlando

  • Julian Hart
    Julian Hart 2 months ago

    Was it just me or when he said "the coolest thing is it's not just science fiction" did he sound like the biggest nerd? Haha

  • Kwint
    Kwint 3 months ago

    why is so much in the netherlands lol

  • SoaPuffball
    SoaPuffball 3 months ago

    3:38 it’s still a diamond, so it doesn’t count
    atleast i have a new diamond to use now :D


    the future is now thanks to science! (pokemon reference)

  • johnallentanktoad 2015
    johnallentanktoad 2015 3 months ago +1

    So.. if I put metal foam in a shoe.. what could I do? Could I like.. jump off a house and just do a role and be fine??

  • Yu Wish
    Yu Wish 3 months ago

    The transparent concrete was interesting in that one could put solar panels under it and potentially power a lot of things.

  • Stephen King638
    Stephen King638 3 months ago

    What about stable neutronium harvesting from stars.

  • FaTaLx Techno
    FaTaLx Techno 3 months ago

    Is it just me or does he sound like he is speaking chinese i barley understand him

  • keshav
    keshav 3 months ago

    He makes science sound so interesting and fascinating. It was already before but more so.

  • Behroz Asghar
    Behroz Asghar 3 months ago

    I have something that is wayyyy much more harder than HyperDiamonds

  • Seeker Of Wits
    Seeker Of Wits 3 months ago

    I'll bite.

  • Andrew Scamporino
    Andrew Scamporino 3 months ago


  • Asper Hunt
    Asper Hunt 3 months ago +1

    Remember this. "The future is Now"

  • Perplexion Dangerman
    Perplexion Dangerman 3 months ago

    I think I just suffered multi-dimensionalism. I was sure it was 1984 and it was spock's idea.

  • vanhouten64
    vanhouten64 3 months ago

    Solar roadways are also another AMAZING future material.

  • AdventurerBen The Pro
    AdventurerBen The Pro 3 months ago

    They didn’t mention spinach heart tissue!

  • Greedy Baron
    Greedy Baron 3 months ago

    Damn... all the people with Trypophobia are having a hard time processing this... Shame...

  • The DanishPastry
    The DanishPastry 3 months ago

    Hyperdiamonds "Least compressible material"
    What about H2O? Isn't water incompressible? I may be wrong but whatever XD

  • buragarawa
    buragarawa 3 months ago

    The future is now, thanks to science!

  • Quiptipt
    Quiptipt 3 months ago

    Everytime I hear the word "diamond" I just think of that song parody of "My House"

  • Ernie the Quiet Doom
    Ernie the Quiet Doom 3 months ago

    Metallic foam = Spongebob X

  • ThisGuyPlaysGames
    ThisGuyPlaysGames 3 months ago

    5:38 im trypophobic

  • Damn Commies
    Damn Commies 3 months ago

    But WHYYYYYYYY is there 9 futuristic materials around my anus?

  • Michael Meissner
    Michael Meissner 3 months ago

    So, how durable are aerogels? They look like you compress a brick-sized aerogel into super tiny ball with hardly any effort, and while I'm no expert, I doubt that the compression would be elastic.
    But as for hyperdiamonds, you mean to say we could finally cut diamonds... with _hyperdiamonds!?_ Seems legit, get me in on this!
    Also question, if the invisibility cloak gets macroscopic enough, what range of light would it be effective in? It would seem to me that once it's capable of macroscopically hiding objects by appearing as what's behind them, it could applied to military aircraft, assuming the effective light range includes radar frequencies. Hmm...

  • Mary Udomah
    Mary Udomah 3 months ago

    'Muggle Researchers'

  • P1MPO
    P1MPO 3 months ago

    Thank you for telling me about things and bot showing ANYTHING in a video... what a useless vid....

  • JawAdrian
    JawAdrian 3 months ago

    What if you put a perfectly hydrophobic material on the bottom of a ship...

  • Amrit Kumar
    Amrit Kumar 3 months ago


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    Amrit Kumar 3 months ago


  • Petros Kefallinos
    Petros Kefallinos 4 months ago

    1:37 No I'm a solid snake fan! 😛

  • santiago vallejo
    santiago vallejo 4 months ago

    Just one correction. Metal isn't fire resistant. It can't catch fire and ignite easily, but with heat it looses all of it's mechanical properties quickly.

  • Daryl Paul
    Daryl Paul 4 months ago

    New Update to life, added more materials

  • Ryan Layug
    Ryan Layug 4 months ago

    I think this video would be better if it has sample videos

  • Richard Collins
    Richard Collins 4 months ago

    All I want to know is who traveled back in time from the 23rd century to give us the formula for manufacturing aluminium oyxnitride?

  • ucantkeepup583
    ucantkeepup583 4 months ago

    Weren't the Romans doing that with concrete...? Doesn't seem to be anything new

  • Al Paca
    Al Paca 4 months ago

    FYI aerogel are already being used to insulate windows and doors and have been for a number of years

  • Trey Atkins
    Trey Atkins 4 months ago

    Isn't a "hyper-diamond" also the name of a 4-d platonic solid?

  • vivekkumar gupta
    vivekkumar gupta 4 months ago

    from where you get all these information of new research work ?? if you read this please reply.

  • Rohankumar Bukane
    Rohankumar Bukane 4 months ago

    nice video

  • Shinigami
    Shinigami 4 months ago

    Too clarify..Diamonds are hard..not tough. They are quite brittle actually, because of how hard they are..for instance a sword/knife blade made of diamond would shatter like glass.

  • TheImperialKerbalUnion
    TheImperialKerbalUnion 4 months ago

    If the future is now then it's the present

  • Collywobbler Soufflé
    Collywobbler Soufflé 5 months ago

    Someone get me a lab, blowtorch and some graphite.

  • QueenofSilence101
    QueenofSilence101 5 months ago

    I wouldn't say "the future is now" until these materials enter common use in everyday life.
    But that's just me giving a typical bitter comment. So don't mind me.
    Do you have aerogel windows? Or a dress shirt and slacks made of super hydrophobic fabrics? 😂 😋

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last Name 5 months ago

    The future is now.
    *1 YEAR LATER*
    I don't see any transparent aluminum windows.

  • Cam275YT
    Cam275YT 5 months ago

    _crafts a hyperdiamond pickaxe_

  • Skelie G.
    Skelie G. 5 months ago


    aahh pokemon references

  • Glitch 2
    Glitch 2 5 months ago

    If we get enough of those hyperdiamonds and more money we could build a freaking space elevator

  • Professor Foxtrot
    Professor Foxtrot 6 months ago

    Praise KEK!

  • Mud Kip
    Mud Kip 6 months ago

    Just saw an ad with Hank in it

  • Daniel Stoner
    Daniel Stoner 6 months ago

    Dude - y'all never heard of fair use? It's OK to put little video clips created by others demonstrating all these technologies.

  • jb bautista
    jb bautista 6 months ago

    The Future is now with Stupid with Fidget Spinners and Clickbaiters in yt

  • Nolmart Maridor Gimeno
    Nolmart Maridor Gimeno 6 months ago

    I feel like..someone in the sea of comments, is thinking of Bill Nye the Science Guy.....

  • Tanvi Shah
    Tanvi Shah 6 months ago

    My Harry Potter fans, Where you at!!!!!!