Guy Creates 'Cold Fire' You Can Touch And Not Get Burned

May 10, 2019


This is a video from The Action Lab of the creation of a 'cold fire' (plasma) torch that you can touch and not get burned, and doesn't have enough thermal energy to ignite a match (it's basically an unenclosed version of a plasma globe lamp). Trogdor is almost certainly not into this. Some more info while I wonder just what exactly the purpose of a fire that can't set an enemy's castle on fire is:

In this video I show you how to make cold fire! I show you why fire is normally hot and why plasmas are usually hot. Then I show you how to actually make cold fire by removing the thermal energy of the gas ions while still keeping the thermal energy of the free electrons! This is an amazing cold fire that you touch and not get burned!

The video is pretty long, but he explains exactly what's happening in its entirety starting at 0:53, with actual demonstration beginning at 3:02. But does this serve any ACTUAL purpose? Probably only for magic tricks. Is this your card? "Hey that's my Visa!" *wink* Thanks for all the Amazons.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to C-Nasty, who agrees he should have at least touched it with his tongue.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Mr. The Action Lab is like a low rent version of the ole Backdoor Scientist who's a low rent Mark Rober who's a low rent Destin from Smarter Every Day.

    The thing I can't stand is Destin and Mark try to follow the scientific method more or less. They come up with a hypothesis, test that hypothesis, make conclusions. But BackDoor and Action here make videos that are like when a retarded monkey starts putting words together. Like "what would happen if you
    pour molten steel on orbeez". K... How is that science exactly?

  • Deksam

    So could it be used to sterilize blood, say... of a disease like AIDS???

  • adsffda

    yes, but the blood is gonna have to be outside the aids guy and you won't be able to put it back ;) also it's going to be less about killing the aids and more about the blood just spoiling and drying out i think

  • Deksam

    I was thinking like a dialysis machine???

  • Deksam

    That's cool.

  • Jenness

    This is one of those mundane things that is being blown out of proportion for no reason.

  • Chaz Gomez

    That's what I'm thinking... and don't they already sell plasma lamps you can touch?

  • Jenness

    YES! They do and they are awesome and make your hair stand up too - or is that rubber balloons rubbed on them?

  • uKER

    Fire is plasma.
    That thing is plasma too.
    Saying that thing is fire is a bit like
    Cows are mammals.
    Squirrels are mammals.
    Therefore squirrels are cows.

  • The_Wretched

    Where can I order squirrel-cows?

  • Tigerh8r

    They sound delicious! But probably bad for trees?

  • Beard

    Not a fan of this guy's voice.

  • Munihausen

    "we flow that gas through here"
    "the plasmeh is not hahht to the touch"

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