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Impossible materials

  1. Mar 17, 2007 #1
    I'm in the process of fleshing out some ideas for a story and one part of the story centers around a golf ball sized hemispherical hopping toy. I want the toy to be magical in the sense that it is made from a material that is physically impossible in our universe. Whatever this material is I want it to actually be impossible. (with our current understandings) So things like neutron star stuff, black hole stuff, antimatter, quark crystals etc are ruled out because they exist.

    One idea might be a material that is a gigantic, hoppy-toy shaped superposition, which is stable at all temperatures.

    Another idea might be frozen quantum foam.

    I'd be interested in getting some other ideas for impossible materials along with tests we could use to determine that they are not of this world. I'm not looking for elves and hobbits or wizards and sorcerers types of magic, but materials that would be scientifically magical.

    Any ideas appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2007
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  3. Mar 17, 2007 #2
    at first blush any material that acted in opposition on N 1-3/ It would HAVE TO
     
  4. Mar 17, 2007 #3
    What does that mean? Could you explain in layman's terms as I have no idea what "N 1-3/" is...
     
  5. Mar 17, 2007 #4
    a ball that acts (and looks) like a liquid yet retains it's shape, you can put an object through it and that object (say finger) will show up on the other side without ever penetrating the ball. it retains enough attraction within itself that if you squeezed it in your hand it would pop out of the other side and yet if you hold it up to your fingers you can poke right through it sorta like a space warp you could hold.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2007 #5
    any material that does not obey newton's laws.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2007
  7. Mar 17, 2007 #6
    l like that idea thanks!
     
  8. Mar 17, 2007 #7
    Ah OK. Thanks.
     
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