Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.
what the fuck
I freakin’ love this stuff, I need to get my hands on some (it’s super duper expensive but I know you used to be able to get a small quantity of it on thinkgeek).
This photo has been appearing on my dash a bit recently. It’s from when I modelled for Kimothy Conception and got to be all colourful :3!