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Janet Fox
Janet Fox • 3 years ago

good cheap gifts for the nerd in your family. Frinstance: how about a li'l chunka aerogel, weighing in a 96% air, the lowest density solid on earth. It supports 4000 times its weight and you can't blow it up with dynamite. And it's beautiful, like gossamer

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Aerogel, also know 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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