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87 after its invention, aerogel is finally finding its way into outdoor gear

Back in 2010, Champion – a company best known for making sweatshirts and underwear – generated quite a bit of excitement in the outdoor gear market by introducing a prototype mountaineering suit for u…
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Frozen Smoke – Aerogel 99.8% Air

Aerogel is amazing on a grand scale and I can’t wait for the manufacturing process to reach a level where we can purchase this off the shelf

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Aerogel is a low-density solid-state material derived from gel in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with gas. The result is an extremely low density solid with several remarkable properties, most notably its effectiveness as an insulator. It is nicknamed frozen smoke, solid smoke or blue smoke due to its semi-transparent nature and the way light scatters in the material; however, it feels like expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) to the touch.

Aerogel was first created by Steven Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid inside a jam (jelly) jar with gas without causing shrinkage. link…