Future Construction Tech – Aerogel Insulation

Aerogel Insulation – While it is lighter than helium, Aerogel can absorb oil 250-900 times its own mass. If Michelangelo’s famous marble statue of David was made of aerogel, it would weigh only 4 pounds (2 kilograms) Aerogel is one of the least dense substances on Earth, a foam-like solid material that holds its shape despite being almost as light as air. Some types have densities just three times heavier than air, but typically aerogels are 15 times heavier than air. You might think of gel as a wet substance, such as hair gel. But aerogel is made by removing the liquid from a gel…Read More > >

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