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Materials: New aerogels are even stronger than before.

laboratoryequipment:

Space-Age Material Can Insulate Homes, Clothes

A major improvement in the world’s lightest solid material and best solid insulating material may put more of this space-age wonder into insulated clothing, refrigerators with thinner walls that hold more food, building insulation and other products. The report, on development of a new flexible “aerogel” ― stuff so light it has been called “solid smoke” ― was part of the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

Mary Ann Meador, explains that traditional aerogels developed decades ago and made from silica, found in beach sand, are brittle, and break and crumble easily. Scientists have improved the strength of aerogels over the years, and Meador described one of these muscled-up materials developed with colleagues at the NASA Glenn Research Center.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/08/space-age-material-can-insulate-homes-clothes

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