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This Gold Nugget Is Lighter Than Latte Foam
The lightest, frothiest gold ever made
When NASA Launched Stardust, They Had No Way To Retrieve Its Samples
This space probe has a dirty little secret.
This Is Now The World’s Lightest Material
This one's made of carbon, and it's super absorbent, too!
The Goods: January 2013’s Hottest Gadgets
A dozen great ideas in gear, including the fastest mouse on the market, the world's quietest mechanical keyboard, a virtually jam-proof shredder and more.
Video: Aerographite, the Lightest Material Ever Created
We’ve been impressed in the past by aerogel, a lattice-like solid that’s almost entirely made of air but can support...
Invented: World’s Lightest Material, 99.99 Percent Air
A collaboration of researchers from HRL, CalTech, and UC Irvine have created the new world’s lightest material–some 100 times lighter...
New Diamond Aerogel is the Airiest Diamond Ever Made
Diamonds are the hardest solid materials we know, and the ghostly space-age materials known as aerogels are the least dense....
New Flexible Cellulose Aerogel is Both a Magnetic Sponge and a Super-Strong ‘Nanopaper’
Cellulose isn’t new – it’s been around as long as woody plants have – and aerogels aren’t either. But when...
Citizen Scientist May Be First to Have Found First Interstellar Dust
Cosmic grains in NASA collector could reveal atoms that went into making the stars and planets
Superinsulating Aerogels Arrive on Home Insulation Market At Last
Over 70 years ago, scientists invented aerogel, the least dense solid known to man, and an insulator four times more...