Heat resistant and truly frictionless substance

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QUESTION If it were possible to make a tough, heat resistant and truly frictionless substance, what applications would it have? [?]
 

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russ_watters
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Bearings among other things - pretty much anything that requires low friction between surfaces.
 
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No stick frying pans.
Grafiti resistant panelling.
Pit of frictionless fun at amusement parks (I'd certainly pay to slide around on it).
 
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Originally posted by wasteofo2
Pit of frictionless fun at amusement parks (I'd certainly pay to slide around on it).
Sounds like it'd be a one-way ticket!

- Warren
 
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Motors, generators, transporation, farming and food prodution, computers, manufacturing, many applications in medicine, sports, weapons... Painting your sidewalk with frictionless paint might mistake, but frictionless siding on a house would keep it clean.
 
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Originally posted by chroot
Sounds like it'd be a one-way ticket!

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Bowl shaped - with a rope to help you out.
 
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If you had a hockey rink type structure, and the bottom surface was frictionless, and the walls were frictionless, and you tried to push against the walls to propel yourself, would your hands just slide off of them in one direction?
 

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