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How about something...
« on: June 01, 2019, 08:16:27 pm »
...that is the World's Lightest (or actually least dense) Solid?
Comprised of 99.8 % air, great thermal properties and practically transparent to name a few...

Meet, Aerogel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeJ9q45PfD0
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Re: How about something...
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 08:21:55 pm »
Fascinating - I was hoping he would squish it or something so we could get an idea of the texture.

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 12:33:42 pm »
He did try squeezing it and it crumbled. It's more of a solid than a squishy piece of foamy air-filled plastic, I should imagine.
Very cool none-the-less.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 08:55:25 pm »
Maybe it would be a bit like charcoal. But even lighter and more brittle.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 03:41:54 am »
And almost transparent and heat resistant and non-flammable and extremely lightweight and...
charcoal? ;)
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 04:27:14 am »
Well... apart from all that.  ;D
I donno they just seem similar to me. Like the porosity, the brittle texture, it seems like they would sound similar when dropped onto a table.

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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 11:22:40 am »
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