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I'm afraid at one stage people weren't quite so aware of the problems Mercury presents. I would say about 30 years ago it was common for children to push the balls of Mercury around in a tray as part of their science lesson. One of my lecturers was ill for a month after topping up a manometer with Mercury. He was riding home on his motorbike and suddenly lost his balance. He couldn't stand up and had to crawl along the footpath and into a pay phone. He somehow managed to ring 999 for help. He had not been told that he should take precautions with Mercury at all.
Did anyone actually measure his mercury exposure?
You look a bit stunned. Are you sure that it has nothing to do with your exposure to mercury?
wow, how dare is that man~! and i cant belive that we can use mercury to use as the robotic blood, but in the future , maybe works...
Can we get back on topic. Does anyone have any sensible uses for mercury that have not already been tried. Let's say that we could make it none toxic.Please tell me if you think this thread is "Loony" as it has been mentioned in another thread. I was trying to write some sexy threads as suggested in the other thread. Seems my efforts are not appreciated. I can't say I'm very pleased! What do you think?
(assuming it was non-toxic)
Do the gallium trick on her Mr.lightarrow. 
Are you sure about that temperature?I think I would look good in silver!
Gallium supercools very easily so the pool might not freeze until it was a fair bit colder than that.
Also I suspect that the molten metal would do a very good job of conducting heat from the body so, even at 30C it might feel rather cold.
Since the metal; is roughly 6 times as dense a water and people are roughly as dense as water then about 5/6 of the person would be on, rather than in the liquid. If it froze them most of the person would be in the air and their body heat would keep the Ga that was on their skin molten.
It would be messy (and very expensive) but not fatal.
A Dutch physicist, H.k. Onnes found the first superconductor. In 1911, Onnes realized that mercury had no resistance at 4.3° above absolute zero
That was 98 years ago though...!
Yes, fill it up with liquid helium.But what is a superconducting robot (heehee) going to do anyway?
Yes, fill it up with liquid helium.
Quote from: Chemistry4me on 03/02/2009 04:11:55Yes, fill it up with liquid helium.And for how many minutes can the robot operate before it heats up from the environment? 
You don't get the joke about the orchestra?
Quote from: Chemistry4me on 03/02/2009 08:37:42You don't get the joke about the orchestra?No [:I]. Explain please.
Quote from: lightarrow on 03/02/2009 13:32:55Quote from: Chemistry4me on 03/02/2009 08:37:42You don't get the joke about the orchestra?No [:I]. Explain please.I said before: "what is a superconducting robot going to do?" and the answer: an orchestra... Another meaning of conduct is to lead a group of musicians or a musical performance (i.e, orchestra) by signalling the beat with a baton or hand gestures, giving cues, and offering suggestions for interpretation or expression. Geddit now?
Quote from: Chemistry4me on 03/02/2009 04:11:55Yes, fill it up with liquid helium.But what is a superconducting robot (heehee) going to do anyway?Did anyone realize that at 4.3 K the Hg is not exactly fluid?
I'm very pleased with this turn of events. I had not thought about superconductivity. This is why this topic was not loony! The whole point is to try and solve problems in an idea that seems unfeasible.
Quote from: Make it Lady on 08/02/2009 20:02:08I'm very pleased with this turn of events. I had not thought about superconductivity. This is why this topic was not loony! The whole point is to try and solve problems in an idea that seems unfeasible.You mean something like: "given the fact we have found a robot with mercury as blood in an alien's spaceship, what should it be used for?" ?
No.With loose conductors the orchestra loses its rhythm.-----And then the robot will be hurt.