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Aerogel

Aerogel
Aerogel is a very fine material created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in the early 1930's. Aerogel is a synthetic material that is about 99% air. It has a really weird feeling, so we decided to share our experiences with you. 1. It feels spongy when you squish it, yet, a brick of this stuff weighs less than a feather. 2. You can make a mattress out of this stuff and you can lift it up using your pinky finger (we tried). 3. If you try to burn it, it won’t melt. Rather, it will hover and stay cold over the smoldering hot fire. Aerogel Below Supporting A Brick Above So this stuff will distort light. It literally has the same properties as smoke. Did we mention you can put a 2 ton stone on this stuff and a 2kg brick wont collapse? It can hold 4000x its own weight! If you...
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