Aerogel: See-Through, Strong as Steel & Ligher than Air

Aerogel: See-Through, Strong as Steel & Ligher than Air

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Despite its incredibly low density, aerogel is one of the most powerful materials on the planet. It can support thousands of times its own weight, block out intense heat, cold and sound – yet it is 1,000 times less dense than glass, nearly as transparent and is composed of %99.8 air. The lowest-density silica-based aerogels are even lighter than air.

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