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Is it possible to compress speed into a material?

  1. Jan 18, 2015 #1
    I'm not sure if this would be the correct place to ask this, but I am planning on creating something that could very well increase some physical attributes of the human body. to do so I have to succeed in what I believe is the most complicated step in my experiment. so I need to know, is it possible to store "speed" inside a material such as silicone? if so, if the body is incased in this material and the material around it is moving faster than the body would you be able to move faster? such as incasing your arm and your arm alone be able to move faster than the average speed of a sprinting adult male. I thank you for your help ahead of time for any input at all will greatly help.
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  3. Jan 18, 2015 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    There is no such thing as storing "speed", but sometimes you can store "energy" or provide elastic rebound & energy recovery. There are certainly some athletic clothes that help with elastic rebound for things like running and cycling, but they are not used widely because you have to invest some energy into the material to get the rebound effect. That takes energy to make the investment, and it is usually better to just go with looser clothing and do without any rebound help, in my experience.
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