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New article on aerogel

March 15th, 2010

You probably have never heard of aerogel, although there may be a time soon when it’s a household word. The least-dense solid on the planet, aerogel has been used for decades in scientific applications, but only recently has it seen service as a thermal insulator in buildings. It has an R-value that far exceeds fiberglass, cellulose and any other conventional insulation. Researchers have joked that a house protected with aerogel insulation could be heated with a single candle, except that it would get uncomfortably hot! To learn more about this incredible material, check out our new article on aerogel.

This blog entry was posted by Rob London.

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