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Scientists discover a new state of matter: ’liquid glass’

Scientists discover a new state of matter: ’liquid glass’

Glass, and similar substances including metals, plastics, proteins, and even biological cells, exhibit behavior distinct from almost all solids and liquids. These substances solidify without organizing their molecules into a crystalline structure. New research has dubbed the state ’liquid glass’ and called it a different state of matter than the traditional solid, liquid, gas, and plasma states.

Josh
Josh
IvoryDove
IvoryDove 3 months

It's a little known fact that glass is actually a liquid. It appears solid, but it's actually moving very slowly. That's who old windows from the 1700s will have wavy lines in them. It's settling slowly.

Rabid Savage
Rabid Savage 3 months

You’re going to have to be more specific than just saying “metals” because that makes up a large chunk of the periodic table

Ian..
Ian.. 3 months

The fact that glass is a type of liquid has been known for a very long time.

Tish Tosh
Tish Tosh 3 months

lame...they just renamed highly viscous liquid. And I got all excited for nothing.

Doug
Doug 3 months

So now they've identified the goop that's between a leftists ears. They should now get on with it and figure out a cure.

Joey Weng
Joey Weng 3 months

Gonna need a cooler name than that

Sergio
Sergio 3 months

Science b tch

Cas The Demon
Cas The Demon 3 months

And this new distinction is useful and will help the world's problems how again?

Jon
Jon 3 months

This is better than calling these substances "supercooled liquids" how exactly?

Sigfried
Sigfried 3 months

Ok, so my take aways are: 1. Most everything is liquid glass that was once considered a solid. 2. This isn't so much a discovery as it is a reclassification.

Tristan Elstrom
Tristan Elstrom 3 months

No new state of matter was "discovered," just redefined. Sad

Sal
Sal 3 months

Many scientists are very confused.

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 3 months

So, it's a gel?

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