World's Lightest Solid!

31 mai 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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    saemsaemIl y a 57 minutes
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  • pretty sure a styrofoam ball is lighter

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  • i just want to eat it.

    Tofu ArsonistTofu ArsonistIl y a 3 heures
  • it lookS like a hologram and it looks real at the same time

    Nadira PetersenNadira PetersenIl y a 3 heures
  • Roses are red, Violets are blue, I didn’t search this up, And i know you didn’t too ;)

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  • The water passing through it blew my mind.

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  • It didn’t look real in the title picture

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  • How does it taste like?

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  • Im still angry that no one ate the chocolate bunny.

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  • Sebepsizce onu yemek istiyorum :(

  • But what about sponges?

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  • but it looks like too week to use

    SARGUSARGUIl y a 7 heures
  • Finally! Something I can actually lift.

    Abdullah JattAbdullah JattIl y a 8 heures
  • Test: What did Cai Lun make paper out of? Me, not knowing the answer: 4:44

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  • No wonder why.. It's even partially visible-

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  • Trying to understand this while enjoying d video... Well, my brain s now melting in a fun way. Amazing knowledge but cracks my brain at d same time

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  • cool.

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  • "I am interested in tasting this chocolate" that is so me. "Gross" now that is my friend.

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  • Sugar: im light Air: pfft ya right Salt: everyone knows im am Light solid: hi Sugar, air , salt : ( insert the surprise Pikachu face )

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  • I just wanted to see the lightest solid and found out about soo much oof

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  • Bruh- imagine holdng the solid without the air!I bet I won't even feel it being in my hand 😂

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  • 뭐라는지 모르겠지만 이해가 쏙쏙된다

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  • Idk why but i want to eat it👁👄👁

    Neha BijuNeha BijuIl y a 11 heures
  • 알고리즘...

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    miminmiminIl y a 12 heures
  • One paper is the lightest one

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  • Can I buy it?

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  • 아니 그래서 이게 왜 뜨는데

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  • I wanna squish it

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  • I thought one strand of hair is the lightest solid 👁👄👁

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  • Ok good. I like if

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  • I want to see you try to squish it

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  • Wtf is this?

    prashantprashantIl y a 17 heures
  • 그럼 대기가 없는 우주... 즉, 진공상태에선 형태가 유지가 되나??

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  • 10% of comments, this is so cool 5% of comments, I want to eat this 85% of comments, lays chips.

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  • 신기

    Nouveau départNouveau départIl y a 19 heures
  • I just wanna squish it😶😊

    CB CBCB CBIl y a 20 heures
  • But can you eat it though

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  • I actually got the chance of holding this in my hand when I visited JPL back in 2008. Such an interesting place to see.

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  • Aerogel: I’m 99% air Chip bags: *pathetic*

    SUPAMONSUPAMONIl y a 23 heures
  • Its 00.35 im about to defeat my insomnia

    Wadzanai MadzoreraWadzanai MadzoreraIl y a 23 heures
  • Wait... wait no this is false. My wallet is the lightest solid ever. And I'm sure of it.

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  • Wait, cut it on half, and in half, and in half. It will loss grams

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  • Am i the only one who craving this cube?

    Daniel HaziediDaniel HaziediIl y a jour
  • 99.8% air lays bags: what’d you say? thats pretty much all the comments but i just added bags xd

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  • Why am i watching this at 4:27 at night...

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  • Me waiting in bed for him to squish it 👁👄👁

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  • why do i want to eat it?

  • forbidden sky

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  • 알고리즘 몬데

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  • Make school books out of this smh

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  • I just wanna.. squish it..-

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  • Aerogel : I'm 99.8% Air Bag of Chips : _Baby I'm not even here. I'm hallucination._

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    • @Tyler Walker ?

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    • STOLEN.

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  • Chất khí đi ạ

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  • why 제목 코리안?

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  • I just sat through a whole 12 minutes of chemical Jello...and I'm not disappointed.

    dannydman007dannydman007Il y a jour
  • Imagine someone cheat using airogel and make a dumbell that is light now thats what i call light

    KuroBouKuroBouIl y a jour
  • "portable sunset" *now, that is SO cool* !!

    EricaEricaIl y a jour
  • It's so light feels like can I eat it....

    Pratik ShriraoPratik ShriraoIl y a jour
  • Looks like a magic stone dropped from a boss fight to craft weapons in a game.

    Prayawolfie psPrayawolfie psIl y a jour
  • Wouldn’t they float then??

    Rose InfectedRose InfectedIl y a jour
  • 거의 뭐 알고리즘으로 뜰때마다 보는듯

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  • me during the whole freaking video: "how his fingers resisted to crush it :')?"

    Aakanksha MalhotraAakanksha MalhotraIl y a jour
  • 너무 신기해요!!! 이해가 안 되는 부분이 많았지만 ㅠㅠ 시각적인 것만으로도 충분히 놀랍네요 @_@

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  • That thing is made of what

    Aadi SandalAadi SandalIl y a jour
  • This is why i love and hate science at the same time

    Random PublicRandom PublicIl y a jour
  • can he squeeze it ?

    Kuldip SinghKuldip SinghIl y a jour
  • Where i can get this ?

    kartik goswamikartik goswamiIl y a jour
  • One single penny of sugar is lightest on earth

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  • 벽에 단열재로 설치하기 좋아을거같은데 결로문제로 곰팡이도 안생기고

    또또이이또또이이Il y a jour
  • Chip bags... tsk

    Ali PagdilaoAli PagdilaoIl y a jour
  • Me : see the video Also me : what is solid😐

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  • 日本語が無くて韓国語があるのちょっとムカつくな 英語でいいけども

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  • what about styrofoam?

    SoswevenSoswevenIl y a jour
  • 1 salt like really 1 or sugar: *Am I a joke to u?*

    シLyxシLyxIl y a jour
  • cool, new bullet album?

    KatinggangsengKatinggangsengIl y a jour
  • can aerogel to be glass to window in home because aerogel is strong and not realy weight

    Daru SigitDaru SigitIl y a jour
  • Ndak bisa basa Inggris

    yogi sepriadi asepyogi sepriadi asepIl y a jour
  • Me thinking: isn’t sand a solid and it doesn’t even weigh anything?

    RooeRooeIl y a jour
    • i cant tell if this is a joke and my brain hurts

      Fetus DeletusFetus DeletusIl y a jour
  • I want to touch it 🥺

    E GE GIl y a jour
  • Why its not floating?

    Marc LagmayMarc LagmayIl y a jour
  • i want to eat it

    Okyadiva Anjani StevanusOkyadiva Anjani StevanusIl y a jour
  • 한국인 없나요

    귀여운닝겐님귀여운닝겐님Il y a jour
  • Until you sweat

    All Glory To YHWHAll Glory To YHWHIl y a jour
  • the worlds lightest solid is paperrrrrrr

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    • pls tell me you're joking

      Fetus DeletusFetus DeletusIl y a jour