Scientists Making Perfect Balls

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Boggs6ft7, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Boggs6ft7

    Boggs6ft7 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Posts:
    2,398
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +5
    http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/06/15/australia.spheres.reut/index.html

    I thought this was cool.

     
  2. Cy-Kill

    Cy-Kill Slackers unite...tomorrow

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2002
    Posts:
    979
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    That's smooth.
     
  3. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod Larzzing on twitter!

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Posts:
    2,803
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +26
    Ebay:
    Perfect ball joints!
     
  4. Brownstreak

    Brownstreak Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Posts:
    486
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +1
    Such fancy big balls?
     
  5. Thorns2010

    Thorns2010 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2003
    Posts:
    506
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +3
    Ummmmmm....they need an offical kilogram??? Does that mean all scales are calabrated with that exact one? No of course not, so why the need to have 'offical' ones.

    I knew the metric system was fucked up! ;) 
     
  6. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Posts:
    10,547
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +9
    Smooth.


    :p 
     
  7. Boggs6ft7

    Boggs6ft7 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Posts:
    2,398
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +5
    The official ones are starting to deteriorate, and depending on the circumstances, they will get these to do calibrations, but everytime they are taken out, they are exposed to atmospheric conditions that is throwing them off. This is a way around that.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    90,058
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +64,572
    My balls are better.
     
  9. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Posts:
    3,684
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +8
    I didnt know what this topic was really going to be about.
     
  10. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop!

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Posts:
    7,244
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +18
    Better balls, through SCIENCE!
     
  11. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    3,158
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +21
    O.k.,

    1. AC/DC "Big Balls"

    2. Royale with cheese.

    3.
    [​IMG]

    BOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYY!
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    90,058
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +64,572
    Mr Jiggles, you've done it again.
     
  13. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Posts:
    14,222
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +130
    Jiggles wins the internet.
     
  14. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Posts:
    5,224
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +107
    Ebay:
    It's fine, as long as they don't touch.
     
  15. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Posts:
    3,580
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    Hmmm.... maybe they could use such a perfect sphere in replacement joints such as for shoulders or hips so the replacements last longer.
     
  16. Mike

    Mike Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2002
    Posts:
    7,738
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    :lol  awesome
     
  17. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    25,235
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +4,589
    Er, what's the purpose of creating "perfect" crystal balls?
     
  18. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Old

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Posts:
    5,079
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +1,676
    They maybe perfect...but are they the biggest balls of them all? Me thinks no...
     
  19. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Posts:
    5,779
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +4
    Jiggs already covered that one.
     
  20. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Posts:
    5,705
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +97
    That's EXACTLY what it is. All scale calibrations can be traced back to The Kilogram.

    And metric makes a hell of a lot more sense than Imperial. You know what a yard is based on? Go look that up, and THEN come back and try to make fun of the most perfect system of measurement on the planet.