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Name: “Flaccid and Moist” Broca's Hand

Description: A glove with a ring on the palm that can blow ‘bubbles’ which surround the surface area of objects and silence them.

Abilities:

        · It can silence anything that takes up a space of 10 x 10 x 10 ft or less.

        · Bubbles can be formed on their own. For example, one may place a bubble with a size of their choice on a wall, as long as it is within the size parameter, and it will stay there.

Limitations:

        · Due to thin-film interference, the bubbles are semi-visible, and other natural phenomena such as dust or wind can make them more visible.

        · Only one bubble may be projected at a time.

        · Shit range. The glove must be no more than 2 inches away from the object to silence it.

        · The bubbles cannot exceed a size of 10 x 10 x 10 ft.

Conditional Limitations:

        · Under the circumstance that a person is within the bubble, they will be deaf for the duration of being within it.

        · Any solid object with a mass greater than a gram which is small enough to fit within can pass through the bubble without any issues.

        · Moving inside the bubble gives minor resistance in a way similar to being submerged in water.

        · Doesn’t work without atmosphere or underwater.

        · Bursts under temperatures exceeding 1000 Kelvin.

        · In the case that a bubble bursts, the glove cannot produce more until it is refueled.

How does it work: Sound waves require a physical medium to travel through, such as a liquid or gas. This is why sound doesn’t travel in space; there are no particles to vibrate and carry the waves. “Flaccid and Moist” works in a similar way, by producing a ‘Quasi-Tropospheric Sonorousness-Imbibing Effervescence’ that surrounds an object and stagnates the air particles through use of microscopic magnets scattered throughout the film, which create a field that holds the air in place. The stagnant air is not harmful and is still breathable. Natural movements within the effervescence are possible though weakened in a way similar to being underwater but to a much lesser degree.
The only ways to get rid of the bubbles are to suck them back up with the glove, heat them to a temperature exceeding 1000 Kelvin, or penetrating/covering the bubble with dry objects such as sand.

Flavor text: Rusto wanted to make Dave stop yelling.

Attainability: Open

Tags: [Industrial]

Category: Tools

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A noble cause, @Reggie.

Anyways, let's begin. First of all, could you change the name of this app to something less memey, please?

Secondly, while I'm almost entirely sure that magnets can't "stagnate air", as you put it, zero point energy emitters could work.

 

~Pending~

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1 hour ago, Nemo said:

A noble cause, @Reggie.

Anyways, let's begin. First of all, could you change the name of this app to something less memey, please?

Secondly, while I'm almost entirely sure that magnets can't "stagnate air", as you put it, zero point energy emitters could work.

 

~Pending~

Everything is magnetic. Para/ferromagnets are attracted by magnetic fields, while diamagnets are repelled. Oxygen is paramagnetic and hydrogen is diamagnetic. Hydrogen and oxygen make up 99% of the air on Earth, and seeing as magnets are able to form things such as plasma weapons and Novakids into definite shapes, a magnet should certainly be able to suspend something in the air. There's also the issue that para and diamagnets are a lot weaker than ferromagnets, but that goes back to plasma and Novas: if magnets in GC are strong enough to keep them together as they move, sometimes sporadically, they should be strong enough to pull or push dia and paramagnets. Lecture on magnetism aside, if it'll make this app less complicated, I am willing to switch to zero point energy and drop the nanobots altogether, I suppose. Not sure if that's allowed.

And as a more serious name for the glove, I'm fine with "Broca's Hand." If you have the power to change the name of the topic, please do.

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Huh. That's pretty interesting, actually. Well, the magnets work just fine in that case, we can keep it as it is. As for the name, I'll change it to that.

I believe all is well, and I give this app an initial pass. Awaiting seconding. @Reggie

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Hey there, just one question before I accept this. So, are the bubbles made of a substance stronger than your typical bubbles that prevents them from simply being popped by a point being pressed on its membrane? If so, what is the relative surface tension and strength of these bubbles? @Reggie

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Sorry for a late response; I had one written up but I didn't feel like posting it, then I just stopped getting on the forums for a while.

Regardless, Bubbles don't pop solely because of pressure, rather they pop primarily due to dryness. You can break the surface tension, but as long as whatever broke it is wet enough, it should stay together because the liquid will have something to grip onto. Keeping this in mind, Broca's bubbles don't necessarily need to be harder than regular bubbles; they simply need to be more wet or 'moist' (funny, considering its original name). As a continuation of that, if somebody were to throw a noticeable amount (no more than a handful should suffice) of something dry onto it, such as salt or sand, it should pop (and the same goes for any dry object penetrating the effervescence). This also means the bubbles will pop if they are placed in a dry environment, such as a desert. Long answer short, though, the bubbles are not made of anything stronger than a regular bubble, but seeing as these are intended to be placed on objects and people, they are moist enough to be used on said intended objects of a regular humidity. Though the nanobots may improve the strength of the effervescence, it is by a very negligible amount.

Adding onto this, I'd like to amend the whole 'anything with a mass greater than a gram can pass through' rule. Only things that can fit and meet the moisture requirements should be allowed to pass through. This isn't an important detail and it could probably be implied without being mentioned, but it makes me more comfortable to explicitly say it, and it makes more sense than being able to fit your chest through a bubble with a diameter of 3 cm.


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A wet needle can penetrate a bubble without bursting it.

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Sounds good, amend the main app with this info and you're all good. @Reggie

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