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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2875 on: 27/04/2009 06:15:53 »
No
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2876 on: 27/04/2009 06:17:03 »


Asbestos?
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2877 on: 27/04/2009 06:25:27 »
You'd better go to bed JimBob, I'm off now. :)
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2878 on: 27/04/2009 06:26:31 »
Nope,

As I am going to need to go to bed - I have a conference call in 9.5 hours - I will leave you with a hint. The substrate is MADE from rocks.
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2879 on: 27/04/2009 06:26:55 »
You'd better go to bed JimBob, I'm off now. :)
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2880 on: 27/04/2009 07:07:44 »
Nope,

The substrate is MADE from rocks.

So its silica? Is it like one of those dressings that doctors use to reduce scarring or some other thin stretchy material used in a labratory? Not sure what its called but i have something in mind :)
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2881 on: 27/04/2009 18:07:37 »
I am sorry, Milly, but No. You are right about the silica but please be advised that silica is so common in the rocks of the earth that it acts in rocks and minerals as carbon does in organic materials.
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2882 on: 27/04/2009 20:40:24 »
So its silica? Is it like one of those dressings that doctors use to reduce scarring

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Silicone, particularly the gel form, is used in bandages and dressings

Silicone is often mistakenly referred to as "silicon." Although silicones contain silicon atoms, they are not made up exclusively of silicon, and have completely different physical characteristics from elemental silicon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicone
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2883 on: 27/04/2009 22:04:39 »
I am speaking of silica, not silicone.

 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2884 on: 27/04/2009 23:46:46 »
Glazed ceramic tiles ? (e.g. tiles in bathroom).
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2885 on: 28/04/2009 00:23:04 »
noooooo, Mr. Bill (arcane reference)
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2886 on: 28/04/2009 04:47:44 »
thank you JB and RD, that was very educational  :)
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2887 on: 28/04/2009 04:52:14 »
So any ideres? (Texas accent)
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2888 on: 28/04/2009 06:45:01 »
Is it a commonly used thing?
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2889 on: 28/04/2009 09:41:59 »
Is it a reflection of light in a mirror looking out into the fog???
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2890 on: 28/04/2009 14:19:51 »
It looks to me like the droplet (water?) is sitting upon another fluid because I think I can see a little distortion in the surface due to the weight of the droplet.  Whatever the droplet is sitting on doesn't seem to be producing sharp reflections though, unlike those visible in the droplet itself.  There also appears to be a layer of vapour laying on the surface (of the fluid?), which to me, indicates that it is either very hot or very cold.

If the surface is very hot then the vapour could be the steam produced by the droplet as it sits upon the hot surface, which could be something like molten glass.

The sharp reflections in the droplet seem to indicate quite a large open area, relative to the size of the droplet, around it.
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2891 on: 28/04/2009 15:53:44 »
Lee, the first two sentences are very accurate. But it is sitting on a solid.

HINT - think "the Final Frontier"
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2892 on: 28/04/2009 21:33:30 »
Is it a commonly used thing?

Not to my knowledge

Karen, no
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2893 on: 29/04/2009 01:29:01 »
HINT - think "the Final Frontier"

 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2894 on: 29/04/2009 06:05:25 »
After hours (slight exaggeration) of searching and digging and excavations I've come up with an inspiration! :)

http://www.aerogel.com/features/morphology.html#aerogel

Beading of water on coupon
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2895 on: 29/04/2009 11:03:21 »
Wow - I thught this would go on for days. RIGHT C4 you bombed it again!

RE: the Final Frontier - ref. to Startrek "Space, the final frontier," Areogels were used to capture space debris during the missions to colect space duast and to enteer the head of a comet.

 
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2896 on: 29/04/2009 14:21:14 »
Guess!

 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2897 on: 29/04/2009 14:24:22 »
Is it a caterpillar that is a pseudomorph of a flower?
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2898 on: 29/04/2009 14:28:54 »
Um... your thinking on "caterpillar" is close in some way...

It is not a caterpillar.

It is a kind of flower mimic.
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #2899 on: 29/04/2009 14:31:58 »
predatory insect mimic
 

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