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
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User avatar #12 - exspherius (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 (05/31/2012) [-]
ik this is probably a stupid question but how would you charge the acrylic?
User avatar #141 to #65 - Titanasgr (05/31/2012) [-]
For one, rub it with wool. That's how balloons built up a charge.
User avatar #280 to #141 - exspherius (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.
User avatar #285 to #280 - Titanasgr (06/01/2012) [-]
Well, he asked how to build up electricity, he never stated how much.
User avatar #143 to #12 - Titanasgr (05/31/2012) [-]
Do you have any video on how to make that?
User avatar #18 to #12 - cantremember (05/31/2012) [-]
the patterns look similar to when a person is struck by lightning.
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#149 to #132 - sophisticus (05/31/2012) [-]
The art of Thor.
User avatar #31 to #12 - RisenLichen (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...
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#75 - CopiousConcept (05/31/2012) [-]
So many science posts today.   
   
So few understanding.
So many science posts today.

So few understanding.
User avatar #77 to #75 - The Fonz (05/31/2012) [-]
I only thumbed of the .gif its hilarious
#165 - sindrone (05/31/2012) [-]
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#190 - thechosentroll (05/31/2012) [-]
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Not gravitational lensing, but still pretty cool.
#167 - yowhatsup (05/31/2012) [-]
*******		 SCIENCE
******* SCIENCE
#191 to #167 - shunkahawolf (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
User avatar #236 to #191 - digimonadventure (05/31/2012) [-]
just google 'elephant toothpaste'
#233 - kotos (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.
#216 - dafuqman (05/31/2012) [-]
right (people who know what's happening)   
left (me)
right (people who know what's happening)
left (me)
#214 - lolmasterx (05/31/2012) [-]
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#217 to #214 - skwaab (05/31/2012) [-]
MFW i saw that gif after not fapping for 2 weeks
MFW i saw that gif after not fapping for 2 weeks
#220 to #217 - cappter (05/31/2012) [-]
save it for **** boys =p
#250 to #220 - anon (05/31/2012) [-]
#112 - malizlewaa (05/31/2012) [-]
The Green Flash
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#21 - anon (05/31/2012) [-]
You=dumb.

That's the Lichtenstein effect you daft cunt. Gravitational lensing is when gravity bends space-time it has nothing to do with this. This is when you just charge up some acrylic with a voltage and then let it escape with something like a nail which is a conductor and not an insulator like acrylic is. A whole dickload of electricity is released through the nail, and the acrylic is etched because of the resistance the electricity meets as it attempts to escape the inescapable prison that is your mom's vagina that block of acrylic.
#26 to #21 - cykocd ONLINE (05/31/2012) [-]
**cykocd rolled a random image posted in comment #82 at HOW THE FUCK DO YOU EVEN DO THAT ** you are a sick **** for being mean to somthing so badass
User avatar #39 to #26 - waffies (05/31/2012) [-]
Well, as badass as it is, the anon is right. He didnt have to be so harsh, but he's an anon, so he has the prerogative of doing so.
#23 to #21 - anon (05/31/2012) [-]
Lichtenberg***

Sorry, autocorrect ballsed it up on this one.
#206 - ishotguntrolls (05/31/2012) [-]
somebody care to explain wtf happened?
User avatar #166 - khakykage (05/31/2012) [-]
i don't get it! what is that?!
#137 - renegadebane (05/31/2012) [-]
SCIENCE!
SCIENCE!
#162 to #137 - olimpa (05/31/2012) [-]
love that episode
love that episode
#110 - kiwikat (05/31/2012) [-]
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#139 to #110 - jellymadofficer (05/31/2012) [-]
in case anybody's wondering, this is Boston Dynamics' Big Dog.
source:
youtu.be/W1czBcnX1Ww

also, my two Boston Dynamics favourites:
youtu.be/6b4ZZQkcNEo
youtu.be/83ULlgpT1UQ
User avatar #127 to #110 - bchewey (05/31/2012) [-]
somebody has to do haters gonna h-- *************** **** **** ----- hate
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User avatar #47 to #42 - joshfletcher (05/31/2012) [-]
Sauce ?
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#28 - aquosman (05/31/2012) [-]
This is Gravitational lensing.   
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This is Gravitational lensing.
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User avatar #238 to #28 - pemamaniac (05/31/2012) [-]
I's it because the light we see is bending or something? To lazy to google it..
#43 to #28 - anon (05/31/2012) [-]
That's how easily we can join a parallel universe. We just need to find out how.
#158 to #43 - anon (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.
User avatar #239 to #43 - pemamaniac (05/31/2012) [-]
**pemamaniac rolls 3,549** Lol nvm anon had already answered it..
#35 - rambleon (05/31/2012) [-]
While still 			*******		 amazing this isn't gravitational lensing. the plate is given a large negative charge and then grounded. it is lightning that leaves visible traces of its source in the plexiglass.
While still ******* amazing this isn't gravitational lensing. the plate is given a large negative charge and then grounded. it is lightning that leaves visible traces of its source in the plexiglass.
#36 to #35 - Blackdynasty (05/31/2012) [-]
i believe you were looking for this
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