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Old 4th October 2018, 04:23 AM   #41
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Old 4th October 2018, 04:43 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
It's written to be deliberately deceptive. Here's the bit in question:
Starlite-coated eggs were subjected to light-energy sources that simulated a nuclear flash, equivalent to a temperature of 10,000 C.
Sounds like they shot it with some high power lasers. Yeah, that doesn't simulate a nuclear flash. A nuclear blast can reach temperatures of around 100,000,000 C, not just 10,000 C. And exposure to high temperatures doesn't mean the material itself will get that hot, especially if it ablates (as mentioned previously).
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Sounds like they shot it with some high power lasers. Yeah, that doesn't simulate a nuclear flash. A nuclear blast can reach temperatures of around 100,000,000 C, not just 10,000 C. And exposure to high temperatures doesn't mean the material itself will get that hot, especially if it ablates (as mentioned previously).
It's that old temperature-versus-heat thing, isn't it? Plenty of materials can withstand contact with something at a temperature of 10,000 C as long as the thermal mass of that object is sufficiently small.

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Old 4th October 2018, 08:21 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
It's written to be deliberately deceptive. Here's the bit in question:
Starlite-coated eggs were subjected to light-energy sources that simulated a nuclear flash, equivalent to a temperature of 10,000 C.
Sounds like they shot it with some high power lasers. Yeah, that doesn't simulate a nuclear flash. A nuclear blast can reach temperatures of around 100,000,000 C, not just 10,000 C. And exposure to high temperatures doesn't mean the material itself will get that hot, especially if it ablates (as mentioned previously).
A "nuclear flash" is not a "nuclear blast". A flash is a momentary bit of light, or maybe EMF. A Blast is a physical shock wave.
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aerogell ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel
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