1. Subscribersonhouse
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    04 Dec '18 17:20
    https://phys.org/news/2018-12-bit-material-thickens.html

    It is like artificial tendons. Auxetic means it thickens as it is stretched.
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    04 Dec '18 20:36
    @sonhouse

    Just to save me following your link, by thickens do you mean becomes more viscous or do you mean becomes wider?
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    @deepthought said
    @sonhouse

    Just to save me following your link, by thickens do you mean becomes more viscous or do you mean becomes wider?
    Some of the posters in Spirituality have minds that get thicker as they are stretched.
    Does that count?
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    05 Dec '18 18:28
    @DeepThought
    I can't scroll to the bottom, seems stuck. Can you go there and scroll down? I want to figure out if it is just me on my end. Thing is, it is only that site I get the problem.
    So I can't say which effect we are talking about because I could not read the whole thing.

    But it does say ' thicken on a molecular level' but doesn't say if that is a viscosity thing or a literal thickening, getting larger.
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    @sonhouse said
    @DeepThought
    I can't scroll to the bottom, seems stuck. Can you go there and scroll down? I want to figure out if it is just me on my end. Thing is, it is only that site I get the problem.
    So I can't say which effect we are talking about because I could not read the whole thing.

    But it does say ' thicken on a molecular level' but doesn't say if that is a viscosity thing or a literal thickening, getting larger.
    Here's a quote from the article:
    "When we stretch conventional materials, such as steel bars and rubber bands they become thinner. Auxetic materials on the other hand get thicker.
    which implies they are talking about the width. I had no problems reading the article, it sounds as if the browser on your device isn't completing the download.
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    06 Dec '18 17:161 edit
    @DeepThought
    Yes, I use chrome and the little circle thing above the piece just keeps circling. But why just that one site?

    Used IE and went to phys.org and it works fine there. What's up with that? Chrome working everywhere but one site while IE doesn't have that problem.....
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    @sonhouse

    Went to help and it suggested clearing cache and did that to no avail. Wonder if I have to reload Chrome?
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    @sonhouse said
    https://phys.org/news/2018-12-bit-material-thickens.html

    It is like artificial tendons. Auxetic means it thickens as it is stretched.
    My (censored) is auxetic
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    @athousandyoung said
    My (censored) is auxetic
    Your (censored) is a balloon being stretched while being filled with air?
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    @sonhouse said
    Your (censored) is a balloon being stretched while being filled with air?
    Not air...
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    @athousandyoung said
    Not air...
    Not being blown then ...
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    @athousandyoung said
    Not air...
    Beer?
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