It looks like frozen smoke. And it’s the lightest solid material on the planet. Aerogel insulates space suits, makes tennis rackets stronger and could be used one day to clean up oil spills. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Alex Gash shows us some remarkable properties of this truly unique substance.
Here is one the most revolutionary substances every produced- Aerogels are the world’s lightest solid materials, composed of up to 99.98% air by volume.
Yet , this incredible material offers insulation second to none!
In years to come ,we could see this in our homes – but for the time being , we’ll let the boys at NASA have their fun with it.