Gravitational Lensing. .. This is a Lichtenberg figure, guys. Got nothin' to do with gravity, sorry. These are caused by building up a lot of electrical charge in an insulative medium li Gravitational Lensing This is a Lichtenberg figure guys Got nothin' to do with gravity sorry These are caused by building up lot of electrical charge in an insulative medium li
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#12 - exspherius
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(05/30/2012) [-]
This is a Lichtenberg figure, guys. Got nothin' to do with gravity, sorry. These are caused by building up a lot of electrical charge in an insulative medium like acrylic, then piercing the surface with a nail or other conductive object to give the charge an exit. The movement of the large amount of electricity through the acrylic (which is very difficult to move through) results in the trails you see etched into the center of the block.
#65 to #12 - yugiogx
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(05/31/2012) [-]
ik this is probably a stupid question but how would you charge the acrylic?
#141 to #65 - Titanasgr
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(05/31/2012) [-]
For one, rub it with wool. That's how balloons built up a charge.
#280 to #141 - exspherius
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(05/31/2012) [-]
For this kind of thing, you need significantly more charge than static electricity can give. Go out to your local particle accelerator and stick the thing in an electron beam for a bit. That'll work much better.
#285 to #280 - Titanasgr
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(06/01/2012) [-]
Well, he asked how to build up electricity, he never stated how much.
#143 to #12 - Titanasgr
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(05/31/2012) [-]
Do you have any video on how to make that?
#263 to #12 - italianrambo
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(05/31/2012) [-]
#132 to #12 - mrbuzzkill **User deleted account**
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#149 to #132 - sophisticus
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(05/31/2012) [-]
The art of Thor.
#18 to #12 - cantremember
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(05/31/2012) [-]
the patterns look similar to when a person is struck by lightning.
#31 to #12 - RisenLichen
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(05/31/2012) [-]
so, what you're saying is, if i take arcylic and charge it with a voltage, and slightly break it, this will happen? im gonna go ahead and do this...
#20 to #12 - atomschlumpf ONLINE
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(05/31/2012) [-]
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#75 - CopiousConcept
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(05/31/2012) [-]
So many science posts today.   
   
So few understanding.
So many science posts today.

So few understanding.
#77 to #75 - The Fonz
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(05/31/2012) [-]
I only thumbed of the .gif its hilarious
#233 - kotos
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(05/31/2012) [-]
After the avenger movie with the recent economy Thor finds work where he can.
After the avenger movie with the recent economy Thor finds work where he can.
#28 - aquosman
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(05/31/2012) [-]
This is Gravitational lensing.   
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This is Gravitational lensing.
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#43 to #28 - anon
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(05/31/2012) [-]
That's how easily we can join a parallel universe. We just need to find out how.
#239 to #43 - pemamaniac
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(05/31/2012) [-]
**pemamaniac rolls 3,549** Lol nvm anon had already answered it..
#158 to #43 - anon
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(05/31/2012) [-]
No, Gravitational lensing is simply the bending of light around an object of a large mass (in this case a black hole) so that it spreads around that object. It has no link to a parallel universe whatsoever.
#238 to #28 - pemamaniac
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(05/31/2012) [-]
I's it because the light we see is bending or something? To lazy to google it..
#165 - sindrone
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(05/31/2012) [-]
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#2 - kaboomz
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(05/30/2012) [-]
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#190 - thechosentroll
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(05/31/2012) [-]
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Not gravitational lensing, but still pretty cool.
#167 - yowhatsup
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(05/31/2012) [-]
******* SCIENCE
******* SCIENCE
#191 to #167 - shunkahawolf
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(05/31/2012) [-]
what chemicals are those? all my Internets if you tell me or at least link me to the info heres a gif of the doctor to further entice your response
what chemicals are those? all my Internets if you tell me or at least link me to the info heres a gif of the doctor to further entice your response
#236 to #191 - digimonadventure
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(05/31/2012) [-]
just google 'elephant toothpaste'
#216 - dafuqman
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(05/31/2012) [-]
right (people who know what's happening)   
left (me)
right (people who know what's happening)
left (me)
#33 - tankerbuzz
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(05/31/2012) [-]
That is the Lichtenstein effect :L
#37 to #33 - herecomesjohnny
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(05/31/2012) [-]
i thought the lichtenstein effect was taking your backyard and calling it a State
#45 to #37 - quesocnkane ONLINE
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(05/31/2012) [-]
That.... Was good. Thumb for you man.