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Heating up an ice cube

  1. Jun 17, 2013 #1
    I saw this video a long time ago and just assumed it was fake, but I just saw it again and honestly don't know how this is possible. Wouldn't the ice cube just instantly melt?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLwaPP9cxT4
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2013 #2
    If you someday see an ice cube that is burning with a red hot flame , then call every major news channel out there , they will fight till death over who gets to cover these news first... :D:D

    But in the meantime , yes induction can heat (melt) ice as it can boil water as every other element that is a conductor atleast a little bit.
    Changing electromagnetic fields cause eddy currents that heat metals like the core of a transformer etc.
    But ice doesn't catch fire just because it's melting that for sure.
    It's one of those ( let's get a million views) youtube videos. Entertainment nothing more and nothing less , and science for the crackpots :D


    Oh and by the way , someone hasn't done his homework.....

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=474069
     
  4. Jun 17, 2013 #3
    Ok so I was right that it's fake. At least not as described by the title of the video.

    I searched "hot ice" and a couple of other key words and couldn't find it. So yes, I did my homework, I guess I just suck at predicting what people will title a thread.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2013 #4
    Well I am lazy too so I googled the video title and guess what I found ... :D:D:D

    Sometimes you don't have to look far to see the necessary results.
     
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