Aerogels use tiny spheres of glass to trap air, giving the material amazing new properties.
Aerogel is a product of nanotechnology.
Aerogel is a great insulator, used in a few special applications.
Aerogel was invented in the 1930s, but wasn't used much until new applications were developed.
Many materials exhibit startling properties at the nanoscale.
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