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Aerogel!!!

English: Aerogel: Though with a ghostly appear...

English: Aerogel: Though with a ghostly appearance like an hologram, aerogel is very solid. It feels like hard styrofoam to the touch. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aerogel, also known as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.

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One comment on “Aerogel!!!

  1. I think everyone knows that whoever made this probably did it for more than insulation. Ideas anyone?

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