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#310 - menispuncher (01/27/2013) [-]
How secure is the seal? If even the smallest amount of outside air can get in the whole thing is a waste of time. The material the cork is made from may even be permeable to some degree.
#350 to #310 - mortdenhaut (01/27/2013) [-]
It appears to be made of some sort of gel, or rubber so my guess it it's been mold fitted and it pretty damn secure.
It appears to be made of some sort of gel, or rubber so my guess it it's been mold fitted and it pretty damn secure.
#348 to #310 - bloodyranger (01/27/2013) [-]
I think even if it's semi-permeable, the experiment is still valid. I doubt the water vapor in the air (especially the small amount that actually gets in) will be enough to support the ecosystem. But meh, I could be wrong.
User avatar #339 to #310 - Katzie (01/27/2013) [-]
Since he's spent 40 ******* years on it, I'd hope it's pretty damn secure.
User avatar #314 to #310 - lebarricuda (01/27/2013) [-]
"it had been watered only once in that time"

User avatar #320 to #314 - silasdg (01/27/2013) [-]
That's not an answer to the question. being "watered" is different than having been tainted in an unknown way (Seal Leak, Cork Material Leak, Etc).
User avatar #328 to #320 - lebarricuda (01/27/2013) [-]
Oh okay, I didn't realize you don't have to take the top off to put more water inside....
#349 to #328 - menispuncher (01/27/2013) [-]
As silasdg said, there is water in the air, humdiy factors tells you how much. If air gets in and cools it could form dew. So yes, water could get in without watering.
User avatar #351 to #349 - lebarricuda (01/27/2013) [-]
The humidity level inside the bottle is higher than any ecosystem that the bottle would be in. Water would be escaping, not entering.
User avatar #338 to #328 - silasdg (01/27/2013) [-]
Yeah the amount of water (or rather moisture) he's talking about is simply whats in the air.

No biggie.
#308 - masterboll (01/27/2013) [-]
what if this is what God did with us?
#344 to #308 - Katzie (01/27/2013) [-]
That's just depressing...
User avatar #424 to #344 - icaretoomuch (01/28/2013) [-]
Thank you for the adorable Hanako image
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User avatar #301 - kolimm **User deleted account** (01/27/2013) [-]
sooo rape me if im wrong.. but doesn't that mean that eventually the whole bottle is filled with dead leaves? and dirt
User avatar #303 to #301 - pianoasis (01/27/2013) [-]
Nope. No matter is entering or leaving the bottle, it will always have the same mass.
User avatar #304 to #303 - kolimm **User deleted account** (01/27/2013) [-]
but if it creates seed to grow new plants, and they die or what.

doesnt that mean it will fill eventually?

from seed to plant that create seed.. right?
User avatar #305 to #304 - pianoasis (01/27/2013) [-]
No. Still no matter is being created inside of the bottle, it's only being altered. The bottle will always have the same amount of matter.
User avatar #309 to #305 - kolimm **User deleted account** (01/27/2013) [-]
oooohhhhhh i think i get it!

#329 to #309 - Rascal (01/27/2013) [-]
Actually, you're both right. The amount of mass wont change, but the decayed matter doesn't go anywhere, so it will continue to build up as the actual plant continues to get smaller to accommodate for the lack of space.
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#300 - kieranbaker (01/27/2013) [-]
Its the closest we will ever get to perpetual motion. Pic not related
#302 to #300 - pianoasis (01/27/2013) [-]
Plenty of perpetual motion things exist
Plenty of perpetual motion things exist
User avatar #352 to #302 - Fwimble (01/27/2013) [-]
perpetual motion is impossible unless we no longer physics
User avatar #372 to #352 - dracory (01/28/2013) [-]
if you want to go by physics then newtons laws make it poassible as long as the motion can be maintained and the rate of decceleration is less then or equal to the rate of acceleration
User avatar #399 to #372 - Fwimble (01/28/2013) [-]
but you'd have to get rid of things like gravity, friction, etc
User avatar #451 to #399 - pianoasis (01/28/2013) [-]
my gif, it is made perpetual BECAUSE of gravity
User avatar #474 to #451 - Fwimble (01/28/2013) [-]
no, gravity is what stops it. The weight falling pulls it down, but in order for it to maintain motion under friction, the force of the weight falling would have to be stronger than gravity pulling the opposite side down COMBINED with the friction
User avatar #405 to #399 - dracory (01/28/2013) [-]
yet gravity makes it possible for satalites to orbit us in space and we can create vacuums with zero friction
#409 to #405 - Fwimble (01/28/2013) [-]
no air doesn't mean no gravity
User avatar #416 to #409 - dracory (01/28/2013) [-]
but with no friction and properly set up we can make a device that uses the gravity to start the motion and uses that initial force to start the cycle we can maintain a small rate of acceration therefore the object will remain in motion
User avatar #417 to #416 - Fwimble (01/28/2013) [-]
yes but getting zero friction is impossible

User avatar #427 to #417 - dracory (01/28/2013) [-]
it is possible though very difficult it is yet to be a readily availible option
User avatar #430 to #427 - Fwimble (01/28/2013) [-]
it's impossible on a molecular level, as the negative fields of the electrons orbiting atoms in a substance would form a sort of bumpy pattern, and the repulsion from one part's atoms and the other's would cause a slowing effect still. this would still happen even if the two parts were as smooth as possible.
User avatar #459 to #430 - dracory (01/28/2013) [-]
i'm not saying a perfect zero i'm saying enough that the acceleration can counter the rate of deceleration cause by the friction thus giving the device constent movement
User avatar #475 to #459 - Fwimble (01/28/2013) [-]
which is impossible to achieve without putting more energy into with something like a motor
it's the most fundamental law of physics, man, conservation of energy
you can put energy into something and get more out, it just doesn't work that way
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User avatar #406 to #390 - dracory (01/28/2013) [-]
see comment 405
User avatar #334 to #302 - rollontrolling (01/27/2013) [-]
Quick question anon, I may be wrong but doesnt perpetual motion have to begin without any kind of energy and completely sustain its self?
User avatar #452 to #334 - pianoasis (01/28/2013) [-]
this would begin without energy, but no I've never heard of that being a required qualification for being perpetual motion, as lots of things, including creating it, would be considered giving it energy
User avatar #315 to #302 - lebarricuda (01/27/2013) [-]
Except the one in your gif doesn't work in current conditions...
#294 - jalthelas (01/27/2013) [-]
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#292 - Rascal (01/27/2013) [-]
***** boring as cool, and using " ******* " doesn't make it, or you, coll. faggot ass op
#296 to #292 - lolme (01/27/2013) [-]
This room is full of people who care about your opininon.
User avatar #293 to #292 - watermelonkittie (01/27/2013) [-]
I think it's very coll
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#287 - Rascal (01/27/2013) [-]
they can hear, and see what your visually thinking
this is the absolute complete truth!!!!!

The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces, segregate from everybody else-only associate with Asians and don’t associate with non Asians that much, are very untalkative, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and they might accidentally say something similar to what the person was just thinking and going to say. If they all associated with non Asians a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don’t like etc, so they segregate and only associate with Asians so there won’t be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.

Try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something absolutely wild as you possibly can when you are around Asians, and try looking for Asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

#285 - holystone (01/27/2013) [-]
Anyone else get reminded of singed's bottle?
#279 - Rascal (01/27/2013) [-]
it cant be isolated because the bottle should explode or the cork should pop due to the build up of oxygen gas inside of it
User avatar #284 to #279 - kingarturi (01/27/2013) [-]
not how science works dude. The law of conservation of mass, also known as the principle of mass/matter conservation, states that the mass of an isolated system (closed to all transfers of matter and energy) will remain constant over time.
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#277 - wheresthefudge (01/27/2013) [-]
I used to do this with those really big pretzel jars. I'd usually put some spiders and crickets in there too though.
I used to do this with those really big pretzel jars. I'd usually put some spiders and crickets in there too though.
User avatar #270 - adambubba (01/27/2013) [-]
but since the leaves produce oxygen through photosynthesis, where does it get the co2 it needs?
User avatar #271 to #270 - theannoyingFJguy (01/27/2013) [-]
read it faggot
User avatar #273 to #271 - adambubba (01/27/2013) [-]
oh sorry
User avatar #323 to #273 - silasdg (01/27/2013) [-]
You just got called a faggot and then apologized... You're not Canadian are you?

Seriously though props on admitting fault.
User avatar #275 to #273 - theannoyingFJguy (01/27/2013) [-]
That's okay friend. I'll fix that red thumb someone gave you.
User avatar #276 to #275 - adambubba (01/27/2013) [-]
thanks, pal
User avatar #268 - theannoyingFJguy (01/27/2013) [-]
and then mini-humans will evolve and we can watch the gradual destruction of the ecosystem..
User avatar #319 to #268 - lebarricuda (01/27/2013) [-]
Except they wouldn't be mini because the strength of gravity wasn't scaled up.
User avatar #324 to #319 - silasdg (01/27/2013) [-]
I've know imagine a full sized human in the bottle causing it to burst from pressure.
#267 - Rascal (01/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #262 - raideen (01/27/2013) [-]
**raideen rolls 11** DUBZ
User avatar #261 - allmightynig (01/27/2013) [-]
what happens if you open it?
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