World's Lightest Solid!

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Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids. They are also excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission. The focus of this video is silica aerogels, though graphene aerogels are now technically the lightest.
At one point Dr. Steven Jones literally held the Guinness World Record for making the lightest aerogel and therefore lightest solid. If you're interested in learning more about aerogels, let me know in the comments as there is a potential trilogy in the works...
Huge thanks to Dr. Stephen Steiner and the crew at Aerogel Technologies. To find out more or buy your own aerogel sample, check out: www.aerogeltechnologies.com/
Thanks to Dr. Steven Jones and Dr. Mihail Petkov at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
And thanks to FLIR for loaning us the awesome high definition thermal camera. The footage is amazing! www.flir.com
Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd, Penward Rhyme and everyone who provided feedback on an early draft of this video.
Filming by Raquel Nuno
Animations by Maria Raykova
Drawings by Mariel Solsberg
Music From epidemicsound.com "Seaweed" "Swagger Stagger"

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ValaxysPrime Před 27 minutami
Nobody: Me: What does it taste like and can I fit it in my mouth
MaTz YaN
MaTz YaN Před 2 hodinami
Wind Gonzales
Wind Gonzales Před 2 hodinami
It's amazing but my brain can't comprehend
Narnia Strawberry
Narnia Strawberry Před 5 hodinami
aeroel function=hard to burn
Matteo Aversa
Matteo Aversa Před 10 hodinami
Subnautica players: I've seen that one
Mansi Joshi
Mansi Joshi Před 13 hodinami
Would it ever find use in medicine?
Madara Uchiha
Madara Uchiha Před 16 hodinami
bob lazar lab created that right!
Aaron Boeh
Aaron Boeh Před 21 hodinou
Since aerogel can be made from a variety of materials...what about a graphene aerogel or polymer? Would that even be possible, this must have been considered already..
Giwrgos Soiles
Giwrgos Soiles Před 22 hodinami
Perfect insulation for my house.
John`s Rabid Mutt
John`s Rabid Mutt Před 23 hodinami
You can see the terror in Mrs Bunnys eyes. Watching MR Bunny being cooked over a bunsen burner. She knows what time it is
nicola mafessoni
nicola mafessoni Před dnem
sono il comento italiano che cercavi
Ochi Fortune
Ochi Fortune Před dnem
Is it edible? I really wanna chew it!😁
Jibby Ali
Jibby Ali Před dnem
So there's only one other person commenting about wanting to eat it?
M Hassan Khalid
M Hassan Khalid Před dnem
My hair is lighter than that
Fun fact Aerogel is not a conductor cuz it has air And air is a bad conductor
apoorv yash future iitian
Everything was so good but why only the rabbit was victimised for the experiment.. Rip rabbit🥺
Anand thakur
Anand thakur Před dnem
Chip bag: HAHAHAHAHA I HAVE SO LESS AIR ITS LIKE 70% AIR HAHAHAHAHA Aerogel: I HAVE MORE AIR Chip bag: NO WAY! HAHAHAHAHA Aerogel: shows this video Chip bag: immmmmma preeeeetend i diddddddddnt heaaaaaaaar thaaaaaaaaaaaat
Mimizah show
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Buraya nerden geldik ağa
Latchman Mangra
Latchman Mangra Před 2 dny
The historical date postoperatively queue because turkish incidentally sign beneath a nostalgic bridge. fanatical, near cook
fulesmackofule Před 2 dny
Cost? How much would it be to use it as window for a house? Assuming you would have to put it in between glass layers to resist breaking and weather (rain)...
고도슴치 Před 2 dny
Where can I BUY THIS Aerogel ????? I WANT IT
DoDo on Ryzen 3 1200
you can make it by 2 rubies
amir mo
amir mo Před 2 dny
hey bro im from iran and i love you for upload video to persian ❤❤
Ashraf Alattar
Ashraf Alattar Před 2 dny
My Ph. D work thesis with this material and how can i. Control with pH for TEOS & TMOS WAS SO HARDBWITH WORK BUT really its awesome material
HEADCORE Před 2 dny
Hashish is lighter 🤣
C G Před 3 dny
Quite a comment at 6:26. Might there be a natural affinity towards God when encountering 'awe'? After 40 years in Alaska I notice that moose do not experience 'awe'. Just people.
Anebee John
Anebee John Před 3 dny
My think is more dense than this thing!!!
JWP 51O15
JWP 51O15 Před 3 dny
Fun fact: 10kg of the lightest material is the same weight as 10kg of bricks Convert to imperial if you can americans
Taylie Wood
Taylie Wood Před 3 dny
why do i want to eat it
EZ Před 3 dny
Khác đ gì kính đâu. Mà nhẹ vl 😄
izuki moti
izuki moti Před 3 dny
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Arturo Aka
Arturo Aka Před 3 dny
Veritasium: Aerogel is the world's lightest solid Me: What about paper?
J L Před dnem
It is...
I Před 3 dny
0:00 . rewind 5 seconds or 10 seconds back from 0:00 , but you have to do it one tap at a time. It looks very weird
David Li
David Li Před 4 dny
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Tristan SN
Tristan SN Před 4 dny
can you do that to humans?
Tristan SN
Tristan SN Před 4 dny
I want to eat that for some reason
want to smoke that air to get high
ᴋᴇɴ13 ᴘʟᴀʏᴢツ
I mean paper is the slightest solid? like tear into really small! I mean it should be
Javier Trota
Javier Trota Před 4 dny
..en 20" afirma que si quita todo el aire seria menos denso que el aire... entonces no debiera flotar, elevarse en la atmósfera??? ..in 20 "affirms that if you remove all the air it would be less dense than air ... then it should not float, rise in the atmosphere ???
Ernesto Gonzales
Ernesto Gonzales Před 4 dny
i watched this because i thought it was just an edit, and boy i was proven wrong
apexxy Před 4 dny
ahhh the days before having to wear masks
Block AD
Block AD Před 4 dny
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Gamer Girl
Gamer Girl Před 4 dny
so this is a solid?
Nicolas Bradley
Nicolas Bradley Před 5 dny
ShanTanu Thakur
ShanTanu Thakur Před 5 dny
Oh so they 've found that object which have more air than lays
Manideep Reddy
Manideep Reddy Před 5 dny
1 grain of rice is not even weigh 1gm
Ameerdeen S
Ameerdeen S Před 5 dny
crush it
Jesus Christ is God.
Kiran Pathak
Kiran Pathak Před 5 dny
Woh ...wortful
Hariharan Natarajan
Your subtitle is so irritated.
Zmzxz Zmzxz
Zmzxz Zmzxz Před 5 dny
Nice teeth
Piyush Singh
Piyush Singh Před 5 dny
Sherzy Před 5 dny
"This is" Air jello literal air that looks like jello
David Před 5 dny
Now if you could make it out of a high hydrogen substance to defeat radiation I know a Starship builder who would invest ship loads.😉
M. Sufyian
M. Sufyian Před 5 dny
Bryan Goldfield
Bryan Goldfield Před 5 dny
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Rick Timmons
Rick Timmons Před 5 dny
could it be used to construct an see through plane skin? or added to tank armor to dampen Monroe effect? bazooka/rpg hits outer skin to absorb impact; then aerogel douses the chemical flame. better than that - coating on bottom of vehicles to deflate IED. SAVE LIVES!
McLavaBoi Před 5 dny
I've found Elon Musk.
Ri No
Ri No Před 5 dny
SUbscribe to the channel and this "might" be the next part of the trilogy. LOL bad manners.. give the last part first, then I subscribe..
Ronny Behncke
Ronny Behncke Před 5 dny
So krasst man das Universum ;;; in der wir leben ...
Skrach Před 5 dny
this could be usefull for space missions to keep people heating up and you know
Mark NC
Mark NC Před 5 dny
That's why they call it a bunny-sen burner.
Withrow Portugal
Withrow Portugal Před 5 dny
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Callum Colson
Callum Colson Před 5 dny
Can someone tell me what hes holding I dont see anything?
mert bozak
mert bozak Před 6 dny
İs this can be Ozon layer
Rameez Alam
Rameez Alam Před 6 dny
lays have more air.
Charmaine Jacobsen
Charmaine Jacobsen Před 6 dny
I remember when I 1st watched a documentary when NASA used the aero gel on SOHO , I thought it was capturing the particles blasted off of the sun , but you said it was off a comet . Also , I remember watching another documentary on the man who " supposedly " was the 1st person to invent it , who was an Asian man . Wow , I was surprised to hear here that it was invented in the 30's . Nonetheless, my impression of the material stii is in complete amazement & awe . I knew when I 1st saw it , all the wonderful capabilities it can , & 1 day be used for ! Truely , 1 of the best inventions of my time if not the past millennium
水果 Před 6 dny
just wondering how is it taste
Demon Před 6 dny
Schools ordering toilet paper be like We will the whole stock !!
CollieAgility Před 6 dny
In english please
bee !!
bee !! Před 6 dny
i wanna eat it so bad
Mabanag mc
Mabanag mc Před 6 dny
I still cant lift that...
The Rationalist
The Rationalist Před 6 dny
A cube of glass of that size with thin walls is also 99 percent air and has same weight
Plutonium Isotope
Plutonium Isotope Před 4 dny
But it is filled with air
Fooleish Před 6 dny
It looks like solid smoke.
Amila Randunu
Amila Randunu Před 6 dny
Joseph Seed has gained weight and making aerogel? this can't be good 😲
Pratham Tagotra
Pratham Tagotra Před 6 dny
9:16 minecraft
Buğrahan İzci
Buğrahan İzci Před 6 dny
cips: funy
Jeremy Daigneault
Jeremy Daigneault Před 6 dny
What a waste of chocolate
Ronald Babat
Ronald Babat Před 6 dny
I thought the lightest solid was plastic
Iamgamerken Před 6 dny
Air still most lightest thing in the world
Prithvir lm10
Prithvir lm10 Před 6 dny
Thanks information
thelco1 Před 6 dny
According to director Pete Docter, this material inspired the look of the souls in Pixar's Soul movie.
Afro Disiac
Afro Disiac Před 6 dny
I saw that! It makes sense...they look like this light airy material. Almost translucent.
Alexander’s Alarms
@Liam the f**k does the FBI have to do with that
Raihan Nafis
Raihan Nafis Před 6 dny
@M Khan why u asking this guy
M Khan
M Khan Před 6 dny
I am interested in different kinds of aerogel for insulation... is there a phone number I can contact?
Liam Před 6 dny
John Smith
John Smith Před 6 dny
This tech was given to us by them
Bolt Bolt
Bolt Bolt Před 6 dny
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oco et
oco et Před 6 dny
I need aerogel
Darla Rose
Darla Rose Před 6 dny
Enes Çelik
Enes Çelik Před 6 dny
but weighing in on the market turkiyede used buckets lighter
Pleuny Enderlisme
Pleuny Enderlisme Před 7 dny
Can you snort it?
Java the Mystical Energy
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J Flow
J Flow Před 7 dny
Is this what is sprayed in the sky?
Møqulix Před 7 dny
love how he said two two instead of twenty two
Jim Radle
Jim Radle Před 7 dny
Can the pores in Aerogel be backfilled with helium to the point where the solid aerogel floats in 1ATM air?
Aaron Boeh
Aaron Boeh Před 21 hodinou
Wonder if it would have enhanced properties in respect to its use as a type of soundproofing..
Mihir Bhole
Mihir Bhole Před 2 dny
@Andy Panter Hydrogen is very dangerous to handle lol. I think airships like the Hindenberg used Hydrogen, hence why it burst into flames after the crash.
Andy Panter
Andy Panter Před 4 dny
"Unfortunately,, even the lightest aerogels, even if evacuated or backfilled with helium, would be too heavy to float in air, especially if laminated to seal the outer edges of the monolith. However, a helium-backfilled aerogel can be made to float if dropped into an aquarium filled with a dense gas such as xenon." *wonders about hydrogen...*
Voidling studios official
Can I EAT it
Bea Ess
Bea Ess Před 7 dny
This is the kind of smoking bunny I'm fine with.
Samarendra Patra
Samarendra Patra Před 7 dny
Good to see new Inventions.... This is Exciting Stuff
vincen tim
vincen tim Před 7 dny
relou ces traductions automatiques de titres.
John M
John M Před 7 dny
horrible test. you should never turn off burner. Its obvious that the flame is less on the air gel. need independant lab not someones basement.
Galiceanu Gabriel
Galiceanu Gabriel Před 7 dny
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Frida Karlo
Frida Karlo Před 7 dny
blackworx Před 7 dny
So in terms of "when will you see it in your everyday life" aerogel loudspeaker cones have been a thing for a while, e.g. Audax HD-A. That said, what they are calling "High Definition Aerogel" may be a composite, not sure.
Thony Před 7 dny
you never got weed form my dealer its the lightest things on that planet XD he can give you 1 g and it weights o.8g :O
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