John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770)bust of King George Iterracotta circa 1735
Aerogel, also know as frozen smoke, is the world’s lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it’s practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it’s like styrofoam. It supports up to 4,000 times its own weight and can withstand a direct blast from two pounds of dynamite. It’s also the best insulator in existence.
I’ve been utterly depressed and very busy lately, please excuse the severe lack of posts. If I ever get out of this funk, I shall return but I wouldn’t expect that too soon. Life is very bleak nowadays.