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Aerogel. cool new is out check it: "I've Come to trip you out" /funny_pictures/2258835/I+ve+come+to+trip+you+out/ Don't look at the tags thnx for fron

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Don't look at the tags
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Aerogel:
Strong as Steel
Lighter than Air
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
aerogels are even lighter than
air.
LIKE A BOSS
Despite its fragility in certain regards and its
incredible lack of density, aerogel has amazing
thermal, acoustical and electrical insulation
properties as illustrated by the images here. A
single block can also support half a
ton of weight. NASA continues to find new
applications for this incredible
material.
An aerogel window one inch thick has the
effective insulating capacity of a thick
glass window system. While it is still expensive
and has other limitations, this material - originally
developed nearly a century ago but still undergoing
experimentation - could prove to be one of the
most influential materials of the 21st Century
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eror,
Aside from its other capabilities, aerogel also has
amazing absorbing abilities( ).
Some speculate it could be the future solution to
oil spills. It is also being tested as a possible
drug deliver system for potential
human patients.
Aerogel armor would look so badass.
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #13 - Arbadour
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Lighter than air and can support things up to 1000 times its own weight...

That wouldn't be very heavy, considering it's lighter than ******* air.
#202 to #13 - nimberoxfei **User deleted account**
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#491 to #202 - blindkungfumasta
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How big would that brick have to be though?
#82 - stripedstar
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Yes, but will it blend?
#208 - jettripleseven
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(06/21/2011) [-]
'Absorbing capabilities'
#501 to #208 - bluban
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(06/21/2011) [-]
i guess you can say absorbing **** is for..

(puts on glasses)

pussies
#504 to #208 - bluban
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(06/21/2011) [-]
my mom has a shamwow and it absorbs pretty much as much as this here cat would absorb....which basically means absolutely ******* nothing
#334 - brutalnooodle
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My dad's an aerospace engineer and he brought home some of this one day.

It is indeed flame resistant and an incredible insulator, but other than that, none of these are true.

It feels very similar to packing peanut foam and crushes about as easily. It wouldn't support a cat, let alone a large rock. Even if it did, do you know how large a 1 pount block would be? Larger than the weight it's holding. ******* convenient.

Also, if you define "absorb" as shrivel and melt at any contact of water, then you're golden. Two drops of water will melt through 2 inches of aerogel. I wouldn't want something protecting me as armor that can't even protect against the rain.

On a side note, the "gel" in it is a fairly toxic chemical. If you inhale a significant amount of dust that is released from handling this, it will coat your lungs and poison you.

Carry on.
#475 to #334 - anon id: fa053230
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its edible though youtube proof: /watch?v=HoCAxS4vqwQ
User avatar #335 to #334 - angrypiirate [OP]
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i love you.
#336 to #335 - brutalnooodle
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May I father your children?
User avatar #344 to #334 - edgeomatic
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Lol its poisoness and your Dad brought it to you to play with.
#348 to #344 - brutalnooodle
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It's not like when you touch it you'll die. It's only dangerous if you inhale large amounts of the dust. It's like paint fumes I guess.
User avatar #355 to #348 - edgeomatic
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True but if you notice there I said it was poisoness, meaning that the only way it could kill you is by being introduced in to your body.
#388 to #355 - brutalnooodle
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That is a fair point, sir.
#26 - TheRealFinland
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you know what **** you i am getting sick of the whole my face if you thumb up down or not at all i dont give a **** stop trying to fill up more space when your content is long enough i dont care what your face looks like.

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#28 to #26 - angrypiirate [OP]
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thanks im glad you're a fan.
#29 to #28 - TheRealFinland
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yes i am
#30 to #29 - angrypiirate [OP]
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#209 - laughingcarrot
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#218 - akathemexican
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Did anyone else think of the armor looking like this??
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#70 - feelinblue
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2nd time today I've accidentally learnt.
#286 - grendels
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#144 - DroganTheGreat
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(06/20/2011) [-]
Woah woah woah.
If aerogel is lighter than air, do you realize how big a one pound block of it would be?
It could potentially be bigger than the half ton 'rock' you put on top of it.

Just saiyan.
User avatar #155 to #144 - czechcoatl
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Better yet... If it's lighter then air, why doesn't it float?
User avatar #285 to #155 - DroganTheGreat
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I agree, kind sir. :)