World's Lightest Solid!

31 Mei 2019
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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"

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  • There are solids smaller than that. Just saying.

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  • Amazing !?

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  • No solid material exist and I would have eaten those bunnies lol.

  • world lightest solid: I am 99.8 percent air Chips packet: *pathetic* hold my non exsistent chips

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  • my brain can't comprehend how this would feel in real life

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  • 外星当然在外是的啦…!bodoh...

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  • Aerogel

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  • Aerogels rock!!!

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  • Amazing!!!

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  • Is aerogel able to trespass air? Like being used in mask filters? Is it possible?

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  • Imagine having something that works well with electronics + lighter than air but at the same time, as strong as steel!

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  • Subnautica aerogel looks different

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  • Wow,that's look like nata de coco

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  • No chocolate bunny was harmed in this video

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  • lol did anyone else jump when the glass cracked at 1:42

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  • Can this be manufactured as sheets and placed in between the wall thickness of cold chain boxes, so that vaccines can be delivered to far off remote places (in large developing countries) without temperature excursion on longer journeys?

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  • OK can we get serious and what is the purpose of what do you call it again aerogel

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    • @Shikha Lohariwal hmm shukriya 🙏

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  • At 0:23 he says that if you remove the air from it, it would be less dense than air. Well... then if you don´t remove the air, it is still less dense than air, right? Just in an smaller percentage, but the idea is the same...

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  • Those blurry looking edges tho Now imagine solid item in your hands that you cant see where it ends...

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  • can we use it for the cpu of computers?

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  • 3:10

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  • 4:45 A white scientist talking like Queen Latifah

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    • lololol. XD

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  • It's amazing but my brain can't comprehend

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  • aeroel function=hard to burn

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  • Subnautica players: I've seen that one

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  • Would it ever find use in medicine?

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  • Since aerogel can be made from a variety of materials...what about a graphene aerogel or polymer? Would that even be possible, this must have been considered already..

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  • Perfect insulation for my house.

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  • You can see the terror in Mrs Bunnys eyes. Watching MR Bunny being cooked over a bunsen burner. She knows what time it is

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  • So there's only one other person commenting about wanting to eat it?

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  • Fun fact Aerogel is not a conductor cuz it has air And air is a bad conductor

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  • Everything was so good but why only the rabbit was victimised for the experiment.. Rip rabbit🥺

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  • Chip bag: HAHAHAHAHA I HAVE SO LESS AIR ITS LIKE 70% AIR HAHAHAHAHA Aerogel: I HAVE MORE AIR Chip bag: NO WAY! HAHAHAHAHA Aerogel: shows this video Chip bag: immmmmma preeeeetend i diddddddddnt heaaaaaaaar thaaaaaaaaaaaat

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  • Where can I BUY THIS Aerogel ????? I WANT IT

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  • you can make it by 2 rubies

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  • My Ph. D work thesis with this material and how can i. Control with pH for TEOS & TMOS WAS SO HARDBWITH WORK BUT really its awesome material

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  • Fun fact: 10kg of the lightest material is the same weight as 10kg of bricks Convert to imperial if you can americans

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  • Veritasium: Aerogel is the world's lightest solid Me: What about paper?

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  • 0:00 . rewind 5 seconds or 10 seconds back from 0:00 , but you have to do it one tap at a time. It looks very weird

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  • I mean paper is the slightest solid? like tear into really small! I mean it should be

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  • ..en 20" afirma que si quita todo el aire seria menos denso que el aire... entonces no debiera flotar, elevarse en la atmósfera??? 20 "affirms that if you remove all the air it would be less dense than air ... then it should not float, rise in the atmosphere ???

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  • so this is a solid?

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