World's Lightest Solid!

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Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids. They are also excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission. The focus of this video is silica aerogels, though graphene aerogels are now technically the lightest.
At one point Dr. Steven Jones literally held the Guinness World Record for making the lightest aerogel and therefore lightest solid. If you're interested in learning more about aerogels, let me know in the comments as there is a potential trilogy in the works...
Huge thanks to Dr. Stephen Steiner and the crew at Aerogel Technologies. To find out more or buy your own aerogel sample, check out:
Thanks to Dr. Steven Jones and Dr. Mihail Petkov at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
And thanks to FLIR for loaning us the awesome high definition thermal camera. The footage is amazing!
Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd, Penward Rhyme and everyone who provided feedback on an early draft of this video.
Filming by Raquel Nuno
Animations by Maria Raykova
Drawings by Mariel Solsberg
Music From "Seaweed" "Swagger Stagger"

Ernesto Gonzales
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i watched this because i thought it was just an edit, and boy i was proven wrong
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ahhh the days before having to wear masks
Block AD
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Gamer Girl
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so this is a solid?
Nicolas Bradley
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ShanTanu Thakur
ShanTanu Thakur 20 timer siden
Oh so they 've found that object which have more air than lays
Manideep Reddy
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1 grain of rice is not even weigh 1gm
Ameerdeen S
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crush it
ray averie
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Kiran Pathak
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Woh ...wortful
Hariharan Natarajan
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Your subtitle is so irritated.
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Nice teeth
Piyush Singh
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"This is" Air jello literal air that looks like jello
David Dag siden
Now if you could make it out of a high hydrogen substance to defeat radiation I know a Starship builder who would invest ship loads.😉
M. Sufyian
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Bryan Goldfield
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Rick Timmons
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could it be used to construct an see through plane skin? or added to tank armor to dampen Monroe effect? bazooka/rpg hits outer skin to absorb impact; then aerogel douses the chemical flame. better than that - coating on bottom of vehicles to deflate IED. SAVE LIVES!
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I've found Elon Musk.
Ri No
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SUbscribe to the channel and this "might" be the next part of the trilogy. LOL bad manners.. give the last part first, then I subscribe..
Ronny Behncke
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So krasst man das Universum ;;; in der wir leben ...
Skrach Dag siden
this could be usefull for space missions to keep people heating up and you know
Mark NC
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That's why they call it a bunny-sen burner.
Withrow Portugal
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Callum Colson
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Can someone tell me what hes holding I dont see anything?
Can Can
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İs this can be Ozon layer
Rameez Alam
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lays have more air.
Charmaine Jacobsen
Charmaine Jacobsen 2 dager siden
I remember when I 1st watched a documentary when NASA used the aero gel on SOHO , I thought it was capturing the particles blasted off of the sun , but you said it was off a comet . Also , I remember watching another documentary on the man who " supposedly " was the 1st person to invent it , who was an Asian man . Wow , I was surprised to hear here that it was invented in the 30's . Nonetheless, my impression of the material stii is in complete amazement & awe . I knew when I 1st saw it , all the wonderful capabilities it can , & 1 day be used for ! Truely , 1 of the best inventions of my time if not the past millennium
水果 2 dager siden
just wondering how is it taste
Demon 2 dager siden
Schools ordering toilet paper be like We will the whole stock !!
CollieAgility Dag siden
In english please
bee !!
bee !! 2 dager siden
i wanna eat it so bad
War_ Playz
War_ Playz 2 dager siden
I still cant lift that...
The Rationalist
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A cube of glass of that size with thin walls is also 99 percent air and has same weight
Plutonium Isotope
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But it is filled with air
Fooleish 2 dager siden
It looks like solid smoke.
Amila Randunu
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Joseph Seed has gained weight and making aerogel? this can't be good 😲
Pratham Tagotra
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9:16 minecraft
Buğrahan İzci
Buğrahan İzci 2 dager siden
cips: funy
Jeremy Daigneault
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What a waste of chocolate
Ronald Babat
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I thought the lightest solid was plastic
Iamgamerken 2 dager siden
Air still most lightest thing in the world
Prithvir lm10
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Thanks information
thelco1 2 dager siden
According to director Pete Docter, this material inspired the look of the souls in Pixar's Soul movie.
Afro Disiac
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I saw that! It makes sense...they look like this light airy material. Almost translucent.
Alexander’s Alarms
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@Liam the f**k does the FBI have to do with that
Raihan Nafis
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@M Khan why u asking this guy
M Khan
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I am interested in different kinds of aerogel for insulation... is there a phone number I can contact?
Liam 2 dager siden
John Smith
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This tech was given to us by them
Bolt Bolt
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oco et
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I need aerogel
Darla Rose
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Enes Çelik
Enes Çelik 2 dager siden
but weighing in on the market turkiyede used buckets lighter
Pleuny Enderlisme
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Can you snort it?
Java the Mystical Energy
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J Flow
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Is this what is sprayed in the sky?
Møqulix 2 dager siden
love how he said two two instead of twenty two
Jim Radle
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Can the pores in Aerogel be backfilled with helium to the point where the solid aerogel floats in 1ATM air?
Voidling studios official
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Can I EAT it
Bea Ess
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This is the kind of smoking bunny I'm fine with.
Samarendra Patra
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Good to see new Inventions.... This is Exciting Stuff
vincen tim
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relou ces traductions automatiques de titres.
John M
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horrible test. you should never turn off burner. Its obvious that the flame is less on the air gel. need independant lab not someones basement.
Galiceanu Gabriel
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Frida Karlo
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blackworx 3 dager siden
So in terms of "when will you see it in your everyday life" aerogel loudspeaker cones have been a thing for a while, e.g. Audax HD-A. That said, what they are calling "High Definition Aerogel" may be a composite, not sure.
Thony 3 dager siden
you never got weed form my dealer its the lightest things on that planet XD he can give you 1 g and it weights o.8g :O
Faze Aayush
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Imagine the feelings of the bunnies...
Nobody 3 dager siden
99.8% Air. That means it's .998 Gram Air & .002 Gram other substance. Oh, I can eat them. I would like to taste 1 Gram Aerogel
Shimiko Sokaeda
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I dont even know why am I here
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This was made 2 days after my birthday
Kristina Turner
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NOpost algo is out of this world
Francisco De Santiago
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Me thinking if u surround a space ship with this we could fly threw the sun
Jim Whelan
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Not a solid but a foam
Matthew Cheung
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Aerogel: im 99.8% air. Lays: *finally a worthy challenger.* yes im am making a meme
Liam 2 dager siden
memes so?
Br4ndon Norero
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Ever heard of a feather? Or a small piece of tape???
Justine Ambrocio
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Imma go to buys dome aerogel where to find some?🥴
Virus 4D
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It looks so good to eat
Daisy Greer
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Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .
RagingUtai 3 dager siden
Lighter than a feather?
Creole Daddy
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And here all this time I thought liberal brains were the lightest solid!
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Mighty Man
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Somehow I had experienced the same feeling when buying lays
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Scripted_ Dev
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I am glad that this is in my recommend section
Onur Palit
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We can finally make an earthquake-proof house
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*Joung Elon Musk*
komal bera
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Aerogel: is 99.8% air Lays :are you challenging me?
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i wanna bite it
Max Power
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Experiment One: An experiment was carried out to demonstrate the insulating power of Aerogel.
Mad Sei Pasir
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Good for PC?
karl diibo
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Why am watchin this?
Dhruva Soyantar
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This comment section is paid by Lays...
TheSmallPIneapple201 4 dager siden
I thoght my pp was the worlds lightest solid
ᗪㄖ尺ᗪㄖ尺 4 dager siden
That do be looking like a piece of the galaxy XD. Oh and I had a theory: they can use aerogel to go to planets and make suits and maybe a human alone can go to the bottom of the ocean without filling the intense pressure from it :D
That One Dude
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Can I get a solid CO2 from them?
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Altaïr Ibn-LaʼAhad
Altaïr Ibn-LaʼAhad 4 dager siden
so the man made edible air.
The _anatomy
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I want glasses made of aero-gel
Thomas Thiele
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Are those bunsen burners or bunny burners
Hossein Haeri
Hossein Haeri 4 dager siden
Why the bunny is 'inside' a glass (around 2mm of thickness) and on the other side it is 'on' a thick 1cm plate of 'Aerogels'? I mean I get it, it's not a scientific paper. But people have brains!
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