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)
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#12 - edwardtrollington (06/20/2013) [-]
tfw friction makes this impossible to do indefinitely
#132 to #12 - John Cena (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 - John Cena (06/21/2013) [-]
Friction with air
#99 - lykabaus (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)
User avatar #103 to #99 - zarcos (06/20/2013) [-]
if it's in a vacuum only the ball or the glasses need to be frictionless.
User avatar #104 to #103 - angreif (06/21/2013) [-]
i feel it's more fun to have both
#115 to #104 - John Cena (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 - John Cena (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 - John Cena (06/21/2013) [-]
What about molecules that bind and unbind upon contact with the ball and the glass? Energy is lost in that process.
#276 to #99 - John Cena (06/21/2013) [-]
energy is still lost when the ball hits the glass.
#226 to #99 - John Cena (06/21/2013) [-]
>Friction less surface

Keep dreaming.
#136 to #99 - alstorp (06/21/2013) [-]
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#120 to #99 - Dairycow (06/21/2013) [-]
"-two meter sticks for measuring my dick"
User avatar #152 to #99 - exacerbated ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
Oh yeh, well my dick can go from A to Z.





On the keyboard.
#9 - glaciel (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.
User avatar #127 to #9 - xtwinblade ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
perhaps in a vaccuum where there would be no air friction slowing the ball down.
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User avatar #266 to #235 - xtwinblade ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
Oh well
User avatar #23 to #9 - baaltomekk (06/20/2013) [-]
correct and complete answer. Have my thumb
#98 to #9 - John Cena (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
User avatar #141 to #9 - kingdragon (06/21/2013) [-]
Air is a bitch sometimes.
User avatar #84 to #9 - DeathKnight (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.
User avatar #147 to #84 - grahamernazi (06/21/2013) [-]
I was gonna post about this. This sounds fairly solid of a theory. If not looping forever, definitely a longer period.
#57 to #9 - John Cena (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 (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.
User avatar #29 to #9 - huntertde (06/20/2013) [-]
Let's not forget that the surface of the bowls would need to be virtually friction free.
#36 to #29 - John Cena (06/20/2013) [-]
Not only the surface of the bowls. Air too.
#204 to #36 - wagastragas (06/21/2013) [-]
or just be airless like in a vacuum enviroment
#130 - foelkera (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.
#86 - John Cena (06/20/2013) [-]
100% possible if made in happy wheels
User avatar #146 to #86 - colegaleener (06/21/2013) [-]
It would make more sense in canvas rider.
User avatar #151 to #146 - KillinTime (06/21/2013) [-]
line rider master race reporting in.
#144 - zeecan (06/21/2013) [-]
Air resistance
User avatar #145 to #144 - purpleday ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
+ friction

seriously guys... someone would have done it by now if it were possible...
#250 to #145 - physicsdude (06/21/2013) [-]
It is possible.. Just needs to be done in space with superconducting materials.
User avatar #160 to #145 - thecopyninja (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 (06/21/2013) [-]
Dammit! I wanted to burst everyone's bubble!!
Dammit! I wanted to burst everyone's bubble!!
#129 - Boosel (06/21/2013) [-]
Maybe in that gif, but Lord knows I can't ******* do it to save my ass.
User avatar #140 to #129 - feeldawrath (06/21/2013) [-]
What's the name of this? I've played it but never remembered the name! D:
User avatar #143 to #140 - TheLizardKing (06/21/2013) [-]
Peggle
User avatar #161 to #129 - poniesnstuff (06/21/2013) [-]
That was pretty funny
User avatar #53 - KayRed (06/20/2013) [-]
Friction man.
User avatar #107 - traveltech (06/21/2013) [-]
Not unless you could completely eliminate friction
#108 to #107 - abdullahmag (06/21/2013) [-]
and gravity.
you pretty much need an object that can maintain a certain velocity for a very long time.
User avatar #116 to #108 - traveltech (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
User avatar #112 to #108 - andrewjla (06/21/2013) [-]
so, in space?
#114 to #112 - abdullahmag (06/21/2013) [-]
no, i was wrong, it needs gravity.
User avatar #111 to #108 - longchildjones (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 (06/21/2013) [-]
oh yea, derp.
still needs constant velocity
User avatar #126 to #113 - traveltech (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.
User avatar #119 to #113 - lsdandicecreamcake (06/21/2013) [-]
An object in motion stays in motion...
#121 to #119 - abdullahmag (06/21/2013) [-]
not with air resistance and friction.
User avatar #123 to #121 - lsdandicecreamcake (06/21/2013) [-]
Oh I know, if that was completely correct I'd still be skidding down a highway on my ass.
User avatar #118 to #113 - longchildjones (06/21/2013) [-]
yes

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

(we have yet to make a perfect vacuum)
User avatar #110 to #107 - sonicg (06/21/2013) [-]
And Inertia. Hell, ever ****** law of motion being removed would make it possible.
User avatar #122 to #110 - traveltech (06/21/2013) [-]
No, the inertia is necessary for this, how would removing inertia even make sense?
#220 - colonelbyers (06/21/2013) [-]
In my intoxicated state o'mind, I really watched this for idk how long
User avatar #230 to #220 - garymotherfingoak (06/21/2013) [-]
whatchu high on
User avatar #272 to #230 - colonelbyers (06/21/2013) [-]
Last night was Landshark lager lol
User avatar #277 to #272 - garymotherfingoak (06/21/2013) [-]
da hel is that
User avatar #279 to #277 - colonelbyers (06/23/2013) [-]
its an "island style lager" get it at Wally World. Its brewed in St. Louis
User avatar #280 to #279 - garymotherfingoak (06/23/2013) [-]
i live nowhere near there :c
User avatar #209 - fyaq (06/21/2013) [-]
its a theoretical perpetual motion device.

it takes place in a vacuum with frictionless ball/glass
#210 to #209 - funnyjunkyeahyeah (06/21/2013) [-]
"frictionless"
User avatar #211 to #210 - fyaq (06/21/2013) [-]
^ theoretical
#188 - sickpuppie (06/21/2013) [-]
Yes, but, as others have said, it would eventually slow because it is not friction-less. It will not be an endless loop
#214 - adu (06/21/2013) [-]
Look at these comments. People have been led to think they're smart because they already know there's no such thing as a perpetual motion machine.
#193 - agoodcitizen ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
Could it be possible to motorize the ball with a free-spinning band through the center. Combined with the momentum from falling already it could be geared high enough that it should be able to keep the speed of the ball stable. Then you would simply need to fit a gyroscope inside as well to make sure the spinning band is the section that always makes contact with the ground.

maybe?
#206 to #193 - ninjacowboy (06/21/2013) [-]
In order to fit all of that inside of a ball, the size and weight would start to become an issue and the compensation thereof. Some sort of speedometer would also have to be included to ensure the motor did not over power the ball and send it flying out of the path. Since perpetual motion is still impossible with today's technology (as far as I am aware), this set up would greatly extend the time the ball could maintain its path, but not ensure its permanence.   
Its is definitely a start though.
In order to fit all of that inside of a ball, the size and weight would start to become an issue and the compensation thereof. Some sort of speedometer would also have to be included to ensure the motor did not over power the ball and send it flying out of the path. Since perpetual motion is still impossible with today's technology (as far as I am aware), this set up would greatly extend the time the ball could maintain its path, but not ensure its permanence.
Its is definitely a start though.
#216 to #206 - agoodcitizen ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
You make some good points, but I think most of the problems you've mentioned could be relatively simply solved. The size and weight would have to be compensated for, but I think if you ran both the gearing and gyroscope off the same driveshaft you could probably keep them compressed around themselves rather tightly. Even if it ends up the size of a baseball or larger technology has a habit of being made smaller over time, maybe one day it could even be small enough to be marketed as a desk toy? Also I think its speed could be regulated purely mechanically with a proper gearing ratio. The battery will obviously eventually die, but there's no reason to leave it on when you're not using it. Perhaps the surface of it could even be made of solar panels, or have a wireless charging station built into the ramps to extend the lifespan of the battery?
#184 - wittypotato (06/21/2013) [-]
I only clicked on this because I thought it'd be some freak third boob **** .
#187 to #184 - millex (06/21/2013) [-]
Me too. I just thought I had that fetish.
Me too. I just thought I had that fetish.
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User avatar #46 to #34 - dafunkad (06/20/2013) [-]
can't happen because the liquid you're using will most likely become gas in a vacuum, or at least a part of it will become gas, and it won't be a vacuum anymore.
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#61 to #58 - dafunkad (06/20/2013) [-]
oh yeah with a ball... i thought it was meant to us with water or another liquid...

my bad
#89 to #34 - John Cena (06/20/2013) [-]
With gravity it will waste power trying to go up.
#85 - aooc (06/20/2013) [-]
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#135 to #85 - aiicii (06/21/2013) [-]
two penises*
#228 - kidsquicker (06/21/2013) [-]
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#208 - ineedthistothumb (06/21/2013) [-]
Even if there was no friction involved, how would a person start the cycle in the first place?
User avatar #87 - zapgod (06/20/2013) [-]
the projectile would need someway to accelerate and gain energy while in the glass
User avatar #90 to #87 - toncheky (06/20/2013) [-]
Centrfuga force+gravity, maybe?
User avatar #92 to #90 - CaptainPugwash (06/20/2013) [-]
Centripetal, pal. Centrifugal is not a thing, it's made up.
User avatar #93 to #92 - toncheky (06/20/2013) [-]
Centrifugal*
Isn't the centrifugal the force with direction away from the centre, and centripetal the one towards it?
User avatar #100 to #93 - CaptainPugwash (06/20/2013) [-]
Except that there isn't a force away from the centre. If you're moving in a circle it feels like you're being pushed outwards away from the centre of the circle, but that's just your body trying to move in a straight line, in the direction it's already going in. Instead the force that is keeping you moving in a circle, the centripetal force, is providing a constant force to accelerate you. (Even if your speed remains constant, the direction in which you're moving, and therefore also your velocity, is changing). Whether this is friction if you're running or cycling or whatever, or just structural integrity like a fairground ride or an actual centrifuge.
Here's a video for clarification: www.youtube.com/watch?v=icq9YZ95oYc
User avatar #150 to #100 - toncheky (06/21/2013) [-]
Centrifugal force is then a name for something that centripetal force causes, which is basically inertia since the object is constantly changing direction.
User avatar #96 to #93 - smittywrbmnjnsn (06/20/2013) [-]
Centrifugal force is exactly what you think it is.
The other guy just isn't so smart.
User avatar #91 to #90 - zapgod (06/20/2013) [-]
it would depend on the weight of the ball
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