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We know next to nothing against the Sandaime Kazekage and yet he’s one of the coolest kage to exist. Like, as a person, not as puppet for whom Sasori may or may not have held an unhealthy fondness. I mean:

- aesthetically pleasing design

- considered the strongest Kazekage ever by his own people

- either they loved him so much or had so high an opinion of his strength that they didn’t believe he was dead for years and kept searching the desert for him

- they reluctantly elected a Yondaime Kazekage (Rasa) but still kept searching for their Sandaime

- he reverse-engineered Magnet Release by watching the One-Tails and created his own Iron Sand technique, the most feared weapon in Suna’s history

- was his Magnet Release a kekkai genkai or did he teach himself how to use it by combining wind and earth chakra natures without the benefit of a bloodline? I want to believe the latter since he reverse-engineered the technique, and that makes his accomplishment all the more impressive

- he could render puppets unusable by clogging their joints with sand and could bypass chakra shields with his Iron Sand

- he could turn other people’s weapons against them with his Magnet Release and form makeshift weapons of his own out of his Iron Sand

- when revived by Orochimaru with Edo Tensei in the anime, he is unimpressed with what Sasori did with his body (turning it into a puppet) and equally unimpressed with Edo Tensei

- he declares, “I am the Sandaime Kazekage. I am not your pawn,” and proceeds to actually break free from Orochimaru’s control and release himself from the Edo Tensei, leaving Orochimaru to face Sasori and Deidara’s attacks alone

- so savage

- he’s like ‘you raised me from the dead to defend you? think again. I’m not fighting for you even if it is against my own murderer’

- won’t even engage in a zombie grudge match because he’s so disgusted by Orochimaru

- just nopes out of there like breaking Edo Tensei is nbd

- leaves Orochimaru to get slammed by several tons of iron sand and dozens of exploding clay birds

- ur fave could never

- and he wasn’t even given a canonical name

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Dude i know what you mean about hot weather. and it sucks even more if ya have dark hair. Like, i have black hair and my head is BURNING!!!

I’m so in hate with summer heat. It’s just burns me. I need the lightest, finest materials to not die when I go outside. Clothes with plastic in them are no good, I sweat buckets. I need cotton and cashmere idk… Whether I go outside naked or in black it doesn’t matter. I burrrrrn.

Visible to the human eye in a layer that’s only one atom thick, able to bend into shapes that would make your mom blush (no small feat, the strumpet), and pound-for-pound quite probably the strongest material in the world – graphene is undoubtedly a bad motherfucker.

In fact, it shows incredible properties in almost every field of strength and conductance. It transports electrons 10 times faster than silicon, and may soon be replacing it as the go-to material for transistors and computer parts. If that’s not impressive enough for you, how about the fact that graphene is technically a plastic, so it should have no business conducting electricity – yet here it goes like it ain’t no thing.

We’re talking about “charging iPhones within five seconds” conductivity here. Imagine a world with electric cars that recharge as quickly as filling your tank with gas, or paper-thin foldable plastic phones that recharge the instant you set them down – that’s exactly what graphene offers.

And then there’s the slight matter of its strength. Mix graphene with metals, and it increases their resilience 500-fold. But hell, you’ve been around the block. You’ve seen a few fancy new materials in your day – lithium-ion batteries? Carbotanium? – we’ll forgive you if you stifle a yawn at mere strength and conductivity claims.

So here, meet graphene aerogel, one of the lightest materials in the world – seen resting on a delicate plant without so much as bending the spines.

6 Substances That Wipe Their Ass With the Laws of Physics

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{ when you and your soulmate complete each other’s tattoos }


The pounding rain on the window caused you to jolt back in your spot on the couch. Flashes of light were exposed in the corner of your eye as you sipped on your now cold coffee.

You were staying up. Oliver decided to go out for the night for his best friend’s birthday party. At first you didn’t mind, it was just a casual party with a few of his friends. But when he was gone for more than 8 hours, you started to become worried.

You mindlessly traced over the half-inked tattoo on your left wrist. People thought it would be complete by now since you have a boyfriend, but they thought wrong. 

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New Advanced Steel Is Stronger and Lighter Than Titanium Alloy

Many automobile owners might not have noticed one of the fundamental changes that has happened to their vehicles over the last several years. The amount of iron and steel going into new automobiles decreased by 8 percent between 1995 and 2011, with just over 60 percent of the average car being made of the two metals that final year.

The increasing use of lighter aluminum and composite materials, along with iron and steel’s relatively low strength-to-weight ratio, has been pushing engineers away from the former material workhorses of automotive manufacturing. But the desire to improve steel’s mechanical properties by lowering its density while keeping it just as strong has kept metallurgists working hard. They’ve been able to lower density by doping steel with aluminum, but the alloy suffers from brittleness wherever the two metals meet.

Now, researchers at South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology say they have figured out a way to turn those brittle boundaries into elements that strengthen the steel-aluminum alloy. The image above shows the result of their work, a high-aluminum-content low-density steel. The metal alloy has a strength-to-weight ratio higher than titanium alloy, the lightest and strongest metallic material previously known to humanity.

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“Mass in physics is very different from mass in sculpture. In sculpture it is communicated as a function of the visual weight within a particular object.”

Herbert George.

“the relation of masses and planes is that which gives sculptural life.”

Barbara Hepworth.

Recently, I’ve been working on designs for a few large animals (a polar bear, an elephant, a gorilla). The polar bear was fun to design, but I felt somehow didn’t really capture the subject. When I thought about why, I started thinking about mass. In origami we often think about the planes, the edges and the angles where they interact - people have worked out rules for those. But the masses?

If you want to depict something big and heavy why use paper - one of the lightest materials around? Let alone thin, shiny origami paper. What’s more, paper folders don’t even have solid masses to work with in the way that sculptors normally do. We can only try to make something that is hollow or even flat suggest that it has mass - “visual weight.”

Maybe this is one reason why some of the most successful origami models are lighter subjects that are suited to a smaller scale- it is easier to make a paper bird or insect feel right. Butterflies are just about perfect for paper (and probably quite tricky to carve out of stone). Even if realism isn’t your aim, a lot of the character of large animals is bound up in their power and weight.

So why do large animals remain among the most popular origami subjects, attracting designers and folders time after time? Is this just because elephants and rhinos are iconic animals, or because of the technical challenges to include all the different points? Has Or does their bulk also mean there is an extra difficulty that, consciously or not, draws in designers and folders? I am starting to think what you choose to emphasise - even exaggerate - may be just as important as which features you include or omit. Especially if you want to imply the thing you are making weighs more than a few grams.

Next time you see an origami model - or fold one or design one - give a thought to mass.


1. ‘Elements of Sculpture.’ Herbert George. Publisher: Phaidon Press

2. ‘Contemporary English Sculptors’, The Architectural Association Journal, London, vol. XLV, no. 518, April 1930

Elephants designed and folded by me.


Remember this material? Of course you do. The lightest material on the plant, comprised of tiny hollow tubes, and here it is bouncing back admirably (98%) from a 50% compression test. (PS: you rock voice over dude!)

More News on the New Metal: 100 times lighter than styrofoam!

A team of researchers from UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed the world’s lightest material:

With a density of 0.9 mg/ccabout one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam.

New metal is 99.9 percent air - and it can sit atop dandelion fluff without damaging it.

The new material redefines the limits of lightweight materials because of its unique “micro-lattice” cellular architecture.

The researchers were able to make a material that consists of 99.99 percent air by designing the 0.01 percent solid at the nanometer, micron and millimeter scales.

The most interesting part is that when materials dimensions are reduced to the nanoscale, they actually get stronger.

I would love to buy some of this. But I bet it costs a lot of money.

Today, researchers at HRL Laboratories announced that they have created the world’s lightest material. It has a “microlattice” structure of interconnected hollow tubes, a density of 0.9 mg/cc and it is 100 times lighter than styrofoam. (📷: Dan Little/HRL Laboratories, LLC.)

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Boeing created the “world’s lightest material,” called Microlatice. It’s inspired by cellular biology & has flexible tubes