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Aerogel

Aerogel is a synthetic porous material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas. The result is a solid with extremely low density[1] and thermal conductivity. It is nicknamed frozen smoke,[2] solid smokesolid air or blue smoke owing to its translucent nature and the way lightscatters in the material”

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    An amazing substance. Aerogel “Aerogel is a synthetic porous material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component...
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    I’ve seen videos of it. It looks sort of like the fluff from three musketeers commercials. And the bad thing about it is...
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