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    GEEKY GIFT #3 ($35) AEROGEL: Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. It’s basically just a gel made from silicon, except all the liquid has been taken out and replaced with gas instead. 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. Aerogel isn’t just neat, it’s useful. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can apparently withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence, which is why we don’t have Aerogel jackets: it works so well that people were complaining about overheating on Mt. Everest.

    Cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks: Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, which is only about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid. While you probably shouldn’t lick your fingers after playing with it, gallium isn...

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    Here are eight cool geek gifts for under 100.-Can someone buy me those Miracle Berries? Please??

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    1770 Table Clock With Planetarium The planetarium clock pictured below is an absolute work of art. Made in 1770, Paris.

    I love Wil Wheaton 100 times more right now.

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    Oxygen is important, very important. God has a perfect plan for everything, even the right amount of oxygen!

    For Kate!

    Hilarious alien abduction lamp made from dollar store suppies!

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    How to move your itunes collection from one computer to another via How to Geek - invaluable!

    “The Basic House is a temporary housing solution so portable it can be folded up to fit in your pocket. Created from a metalized polyester material, when unfolded it self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun to provide an instant shelter. Once inside the shelter, the material reflects your body heat to keep the user warm. If reversed the material will reflect the sun to keep a cool interior.”

    it's about time someone made this.