Aerogel

February 5, 2016
ICYMI: Soft robot challenge, NASA's space sails and more
February 5, 2016

ICYMI: Soft robot challenge, NASA's space sails and more

Space pirates will swashbuckle their way around with power from the sun.

By K. Davis,   February 5, 2016
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November 26, 2015
Scientists create gold nuggets that are 98 percent air
November 26, 2015

Scientists create gold nuggets that are 98 percent air

"Gold aerogel" is 1000 times lighter than natural gold but indistinguishable to the naked eye.

By A. Tarantola,   November 26, 2015
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June 19, 2014
3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight
June 19, 2014

3D-printed material can carry 160,000 times its own weight

Researchers from MIT and Lawrence Livermore have created a new class of materials with the same de...

By S. Dent,   June 19, 2014
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January 16, 2011
New carbon nanotube aerogel is now the world's lightest solid material
January 16, 2011

New carbon nanotube aerogel is now the world's lightest solid material

Frozen smoke (read: aerogel) -- not to be confused with the stuff your Grandma uses to flavor her t...

By C. Trout,   January 16, 2011
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