Silly Putty


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Silly Putty

synthetic clay; uses ranging from bouncing balls to false mustaches. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 165]
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Enthusiastic patients construct egg-drop contraptions to learn basic physics concepts, and delight in the creation of silly putty as they learn about polymers.
Sophie Lumsden has been creating and selling her own Silly Putty in a bid to raise money for Accord Hospice.
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Silly Putty contains no carbon but instead features silicon in its structure, a substitution that results in flow characteristics that differ sharply from those seen in natural rubber, as every kid who played with the stuff can testify.
Looking up from Wikipedia, the Chief Elf added to the list: "X-rays, Post-It Notes, Silly Putty, the contraceptive pill, Viagra, potato chips, the slinky.
It's been researched as a platform to differentiate normal from cancerous cells, a replacement for titanium as a bone-filler, a nanoribbon to reconnect damaged spinal cords, and a strain sensor after insertion into silly putty.
PLASTIC IS THE SILLY PUTTY, with which we simulate, then supplant, every facet of reality, converting all the varied elements of the planet into one common emulsion.
New insights into the characteristics of collagen, the protein that provides structure and stability for cells but which also stretches like Silly Putty, could help scientists design techniques for regenerating tissues.
The winner morphs into Silly Putty while the other one morphs back into a Slinky.
SPRINGFIELD - Bouncy balls, magnets, Silly Putty containers, fairy wands and balloons.
As the weather heats up it is a great opportunity to head out to a local park equipped with shaving cream, Silly Putty, paint, and/or colored water with buckets to create a sensory station to further familiarize your child with different "goopy" textures and improve tolerance to moisture.
In the pursuit of this goal, she reveals many startling facts - such as typical fast food French fries contain a chemical used in Silly putty, or that fruit sprayed with pesticides could be triggering one's body to store fat.