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cool material!dr hoo
Jan 21, 2004 9:03 AM
Aerogel!

"It has 14 Guinness Book of World Records-type properties," Dr. Tsou said. "It's the lowest density of any solid, and it has the highest thermoinsulation properties. Though it would be very expensive, you could take a two- or three-bedroom house, insulate it with aerogel, and you could heat the house with a candle. But eventually the house would become too hot."

It's being used to capture comet particles.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/20/science/space/20GEL.html?ex=1075179600&en=47b769c5dbc8bd9c&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE