Metal that Floats

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  1. Big Frank 25

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  2. bobberbill

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    My metal boat floats.. All 3 of them..
     
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  3. Far Beyond Driven

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    Fiberglass rides better... Doesn't break ice as well though.
     
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    Aircraft carriers are made of steel alloys - and they float - most of the time.
     
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    You can float metal on metal too.

     
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    Pane glass is floated on molten metal as it cools.
     
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    Perhaps you just missed the humor, Baby, "It’s Etched With a Fricking Laser"

    Besides, I could do the same thing with two sheets of aluminum foil and some masking tape, lol. Nothing really earth shattering here, they basically hollowed out two pieces of metal & then stuck them together and it floated.

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    That's not what they did. The used laser ablation to create a surface on the metal that trapped air molecules and essentially gave the metal buoyancy
     
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    Hmmmm, weapon or salvage application?
     
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    Article ,as I recall, never stated how thick the metal was or how deep the engraving was. Sounded a little sketchy to me too.
    Don’t know how physics works on that unless the honeycomb it almost thru with very fine ribbing


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  12. Petronius

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    Ever learn to float a metal paper clip on water in science class?
     
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    Armored personal carriers float and they're made out of metal.
     
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    Flour gold floats too.

    Creating floating metal with a fricking laser sounds like an expensive process, for what purpose?
    Metal surfboards?
    Floating anchors?lol!!
     
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    And a magnetized needle to make a working compass.
     
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