This is an old video, but worth watching if you don’t know about this amazing substance. Also known as “Frozen Smoke,” aerogel is the lightest solid on the planet, and a super insulator with amazing compression strength. It’s fun to think about where we might end up seeing this material in the years to come.



Riley MacPhee is a recent graduate of Pomona College with a B.A. in Environmental Design and a minor in Philosophy, and has been writing for the JA blog for the last 3 years. He is passionate about architecture and design, and will be applying to M.Arch programs in the fall.

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