Search found 5 matches

by Batkram13
Mon May 23, 2011 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Soul Mates from Frequencies
Replies: 8
Views: 4853

Soul Mates from Frequencies

So a few weeks ago, my friend and I were discussing soul mates. Specifically I was calling the traditional idea of there being one person on Earth who is meant to be with you complete bullshit. But then he lays this theory on me. He says that everything in the universe has a natural resonance freque...
by Batkram13
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Batman Grappling Gun
Replies: 41
Views: 5174

Re: Batman Grappling Gun

Wow, just remembered this. I'm glad the good people of the xkcd forums put so much thought into things.
One day, when I'm not in college and I have the necessary funding, I will be building this.
by Batkram13
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Batman Grappling Gun
Replies: 41
Views: 5174

Re: Batman Grappling Gun

Ok so I just saw this. http://www.uberreview.com/2008/02/tactical-pneumatic-launch-system-is-a-big-son-of-a-grappling-hook-gun.htm That device is on the right track, but it's nearly 20 lbs and close to 4 ft long. I imagine that a lot of that length comes from the rope that it uses. It also only shoo...
by Batkram13
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Batman Grappling Gun
Replies: 41
Views: 5174

Re: Batman Grappling Gun

Yes, I assume a gas propellant would work. But I wonder if a magnetic accelerator, like in rail guns wouldn't be more efficient? Or at the very least more reusable.

Also, I saw the mythbusters thing a long time ago, but wasn't that more of a rappelling device?
by Batkram13
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Batman Grappling Gun
Replies: 41
Views: 5174

Batman Grappling Gun

So, I'm sure everyone has at one point wished they had a grappling gun like Batman, and then been devastated to find out they don't actually exist (in the ease that the movies and comics portray them). But I feel like with the advent of carbon nanotubes, such devices could be theoretically buildable...

Go to advanced search