Aerogel

New Aerogel Fuel Cell Boasts 5x the Efficiency of Conventional Fuel Cells

New Aerogel Fuel Cell Boasts 5x the Efficiency of Conventional Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could be one of the our cleanest energy sources; they convert hydrogen into electricity, and their only waste byproduct is water. One of the biggest things holding back the technology, however,

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NASA: New Ultra-Thin, Flexible Aerogels Could be Used to Make Super-Insulated Clothing

NASA: New Ultra-Thin, Flexible Aerogels Could be Used to Make Super-Insulated Clothing

Aerogel is a space-age material famed for having the lowest bulk density of any known porous solid - it is has been described as "solid smoke" due to its lightness and has been used to create everything

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Tiny Aerogel Boat Runs for an Hour on Just a Drop of Ethanol!

Tiny Aerogel Boat Runs for an Hour on Just a Drop of Ethanol!

A scientist from Aalto University in Finland has created a tiny aerogel boat that is able to run for over an hour when powered by a single drop of ethanol. Robin Ras' creation builds upon the principle

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Super Batteries Made From ‘Frozen Smoke’ May be Here Soon

Super Batteries Made From ‘Frozen Smoke’ May be Here Soon

Over the years we've seen batteries made from an incredible range of materials - from mud to coffee to water. However researchers from the University of Central Florida may have found the lightest (and

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Super-Insulator Aerogel Could Be Used to Soak Up Oil

Super-Insulator Aerogel Could Be Used to Soak Up Oil

Not only does the space-age material Aerogel have super-insulating powers -- it is also remarkably effective at soaking up oil. AeroClay, one of the makers of the insulation, is currently working on a new

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Space-age Aerogel Insulation Now Cheaper and Available in Sheets

Space-age Aerogel Insulation Now Cheaper and Available in Sheets

Insulation may not be sexy, but it is important. Over the past years we've seen leaps and bounds towards creating cheaper, thinner, more breathable materials with higher R-values. There still isn't "one"

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ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover We've been singing the praises of daylighting and translucent architecture ever since we began preaching the

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NEW IDEAS FOR GREEN INSULATION

NEW IDEAS FOR GREEN INSULATION

Nasa's Aerogel material, which it uses to collect space dust - also makes a great insulating material for your house! Since we've recently discussed energy consumption and indoor air quality on

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