Frozen Smoke (Description). 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 h
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Frozen Smoke (Description)

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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#20 - italianchef ONLINE (03/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
but will it blend?
#34 - kingarturi ONLINE (03/14/2013) [+] (5 replies)
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#40 to #34 - finafal (03/14/2013) [-]
Oh no, my souffle!
#2 - anonymous (03/13/2013) [+] (4 replies)
This isn't actually "frozen smoke", thanks for using the old media trickery in your title, jackass.
#4 to #2 - imogenark (03/13/2013) [-]
Sorry Anon. It's also known as "Frozen Smoke".

I suppose I should've added " and " and the end of the title then, right? My bad.
#81 - MrShaggy (03/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I knew about this for years, where's my 400 thumbs

:(

Under the brick.
#56 - katinka (03/14/2013) [-]
anybody?
#7 - anonymous (03/13/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Actually better isolator is pure air
#8 to #7 - imogenark (03/13/2013) [-]
"Pure Air" That statement doesn't make any sense. Because "air" can never be pure. That's why it's called air..

I mean, sure, you can get pure forms of the elements you find WITHIN air, but you can never have "pure air".
User avatar #39 - Tvfreek (03/14/2013) [+] (26 replies)
We could make a lightweight sort of power armor with this stuff.
#98 - paulthehero (03/14/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Haku....
Haku....
#76 - felixfj (03/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Oh science
Oh science
#89 - Reeon (03/14/2013) [-]
I .. want .. to .. touch it
#18 - waffies (03/13/2013) [+] (12 replies)
Alright.... i like it, it's neat stuff: explain the 4000 times its own weight thing? I mean it's fragile, so this is a relative thing right?
#37 - dragonette (03/14/2013) [-]
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User avatar #36 - mookiez (03/14/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Here you go faggots go buy some.
http://unitednuclear.com/index.php?mainpage=productinfo&cPath=161769&product s_id=89
User avatar #28 - gilliam (03/14/2013) [+] (1 reply)
They use that stuff in space outside the station to try and capture micro meteorites, those usually vaporize upon impact with anything, but a block of that stuff can catch it.
User avatar #12 - zombiejew (03/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I actually held some of that stuff when I went to some place in the desert that dealt with rocket ships and **** . It feels awesome and breaks easily
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#16 to #14 - imogenark (03/13/2013) [-]
It's cool. Derp happens.
User avatar #112 - meganinja (03/14/2013) [+] (2 replies)
if it can hold 4000 times its own weight, wouldn't that just mean a 1 cm^3 block could only hold a kilogram?
#122 to #112 - figosound (03/14/2013) [-]
Isn't that amazing?
Isn't that amazing?
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