Possible?. If a guy was to recreate this some how maybe with wine glass could this be possible?.. Is it possible for it to perform such loop? Yes. Is it possible for it to do so indefinitely? No. It is possible to create a substantially long loop (time-wise) Possible? If a guy was to recreate this some how maybe with wine glass could be possible? Is it possible for perform such loop? Yes do so indefinitely? No It is create substantially long loop (time-wise)
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#9 - glaciel
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(06/20/2013) [-]
Is it possible for it to perform such loop? Yes.
Is it possible for it to do so indefinitely? No.

It is possible to create a substantially long loop (time-wise) but the system will lose energy gradually on each iteration.
#207 to #9 - imnotkickthecat
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(06/21/2013) [-]
#23 to #9 - baaltomekk
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(06/20/2013) [-]
correct and complete answer. Have my thumb
#57 to #9 - anon
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(06/20/2013) [-]
>Is it possible for it to perform such loop? Yes.
Actually, no.
It's actually impossible to loop either.
The fact that each cycle is done at a slower velocity due the energy loses makes it impossible to land on the right spot more than once. If the ball does the designated cycle once, will do the next one with less energy, slower and with shorter leaps, therefore not ever landing on the places it should to continue looping again. Unless the surfaces adapt to the new energy status.
#271 to #57 - glaciel
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(06/21/2013) [-]
You're assuming that in order to perform the loop it has to land in the EXACT same spot for each iteration, which it doesn't have to.
#98 to #9 - anon
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(06/20/2013) [-]
maybe add a treadmill to the beginning of each half circle, so the balls keeps going at a consistent speed throughout the loops
#127 to #9 - xtwinblade
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(06/21/2013) [-]
perhaps in a vaccuum where there would be no air friction slowing the ball down.
#235 to #127 - emperorervinmar **User deleted account**
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#266 to #235 - xtwinblade
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Oh well
#141 to #9 - kingdragon ONLINE
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Air is a bitch sometimes.
#84 to #9 - DeathKnight
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(06/20/2013) [-]
maybe if it was a magnetic ball bearing going through a magnetic field, like some of those desk ornaments that move indefinitely magnetically. if it was magnetic, thered be no friction and itd go indefinitely.
#147 to #84 - grahamernazi
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(06/21/2013) [-]
I was gonna post about this. This sounds fairly solid of a theory. If not looping forever, definitely a longer period.
#29 to #9 - huntertde
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(06/20/2013) [-]
Let's not forget that the surface of the bowls would need to be virtually friction free.
#36 to #29 - anon
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(06/20/2013) [-]
Not only the surface of the bowls. Air too.
#204 to #36 - wagastragas
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(06/21/2013) [-]
or just be airless like in a vacuum enviroment
#99 - lykabaus
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(06/20/2013) [-]
Requirements to do this:   
-perfect vacuum environment   
-three frictionless glasses   
-a frictionless ball   
-two meter sticks (for measuring my dick)
Requirements to do this:
-perfect vacuum environment
-three frictionless glasses
-a frictionless ball
-two meter sticks (for measuring my dick)
#103 to #99 - zarcos
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(06/20/2013) [-]
if it's in a vacuum only the ball or the glasses need to be frictionless.
#104 to #103 - angreif ONLINE
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(06/21/2013) [-]
i feel it's more fun to have both
#115 to #104 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
i dont know why but this made me think of jerking off in a vacuum environment... then i would shoot perfect spheres of semen(im a spurter not a glopper, so i wouldnt make a large bubble on the tip of my dick)
#134 to #99 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
-dont forget gravity
-also must shot at an angle and direction within 2d plane (no z axis)
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#212 to #99 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
What about molecules that bind and unbind upon contact with the ball and the glass? Energy is lost in that process.
#226 to #99 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
>Friction less surface

Keep dreaming.
#276 to #99 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
energy is still lost when the ball hits the glass.
#136 to #99 - alstorp
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(06/21/2013) [-]
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#120 to #99 - Dairycow
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(06/21/2013) [-]
"-two meter sticks for measuring my dick"
#152 to #99 - exacerbated ONLINE
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Oh yeh, well my dick can go from A to Z.





On the keyboard.
#12 - edwardtrollington
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(06/20/2013) [-]
tfw friction makes this impossible to do indefinitely
#132 to #12 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
What if magnets were used to coat the inside of the bowls and then the object being magnetic too. Wouldn't that counter the friction making this possible?
#133 to #132 - anon
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Friction with air
#130 - foelkera
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(06/21/2013) [-]
This would be impossible unless it were in a frictionless environment where gravity still existed.  Even if they had a frictionless vacuum, it would still be tough to get the angles of the glasses to be perfect.   
   
Science out, bitches.
This would be impossible unless it were in a frictionless environment where gravity still existed. Even if they had a frictionless vacuum, it would still be tough to get the angles of the glasses to be perfect.

Science out, bitches.
#85 - aooc
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(06/20/2013) [-]
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#135 to #85 - aiicii
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(06/21/2013) [-]
two penises*
#144 - zeecan
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Air resistance
#145 to #144 - purpleday
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(06/21/2013) [-]
+ friction

seriously guys... someone would have done it by now if it were possible...
#250 to #145 - physicsdude
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(06/21/2013) [-]
It is possible.. Just needs to be done in space with superconducting materials.
#160 to #145 - thecopyninja
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(06/21/2013) [-]
also a small amount of energy is lost through heat (however the heat is generated by friction from the surface and the air)
#153 to #145 - leebee
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Dammit! I wanted to burst everyone's bubble!!
Dammit! I wanted to burst everyone's bubble!!
#129 - Boosel
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Maybe in that gif, but Lord knows I can't ******* do it to save my ass.
#140 to #129 - feeldawrath
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(06/21/2013) [-]
What's the name of this? I've played it but never remembered the name! D:
#143 to #140 - TheLizardKing
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Peggle
#161 to #129 - poniesnstuff
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(06/21/2013) [-]
That was pretty funny
#53 - KayRed
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(06/20/2013) [-]
Friction man.
#186 - srskate
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Second law

that is all
#199 to #186 - ziggydepp
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(06/21/2013) [-]
A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law
#202 to #199 - srskate
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(06/21/2013) [-]
you know whats up
#107 - traveltech
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Not unless you could completely eliminate friction
#108 to #107 - abdullahmag
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(06/21/2013) [-]
and gravity.
you pretty much need an object that can maintain a certain velocity for a very long time.
#116 to #108 - traveltech
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(06/21/2013) [-]
No, gravity is necessary for this, we just need to remove friction to the fluid doesn't lose any of it's momentum. Without gravity the fluid would simply fly off upwards at the first jump
#112 to #108 - andrewjla
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(06/21/2013) [-]
so, in space?
#114 to #112 - abdullahmag
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(06/21/2013) [-]
no, i was wrong, it needs gravity.
#111 to #108 - longchildjones
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(06/21/2013) [-]
that is how this device works. no gravity and it would never get started in the first place?
#113 to #111 - abdullahmag
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(06/21/2013) [-]
oh yea, derp.
still needs constant velocity
#126 to #113 - traveltech
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Nope, not true there. You seem to be forgetting what velocity means. Velocity takes direction into account, so the fluid absolutely does not have a constant velocity, it turns.
#119 to #113 - lsdandicecreamcake
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(06/21/2013) [-]
An object in motion stays in motion...
#121 to #119 - abdullahmag
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(06/21/2013) [-]
not with air resistance and friction.
#123 to #121 - lsdandicecreamcake
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(06/21/2013) [-]
Oh I know, if that was completely correct I'd still be skidding down a highway on my ass.
#118 to #113 - longchildjones
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(06/21/2013) [-]
yes

or perhaps you could just replace the arks (in the air) with more curved ramps! (if there were no gravity)
#124 to #118 - traveltech
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(06/21/2013) [-]
That wouldn't be cool anymore though
#125 to #124 - longchildjones
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(06/21/2013) [-]
very. very true.
#109 to #107 - longchildjones
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(06/21/2013) [-]
and drag <3

(we have yet to make a perfect vacuum)
#110 to #107 - sonicg
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(06/21/2013) [-]
And Inertia. Hell, ever ****** law of motion being removed would make it possible.
#122 to #110 - traveltech
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(06/21/2013) [-]
No, the inertia is necessary for this, how would removing inertia even make sense?