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First Prize for Weird: Aerogel
nk | August 7, 2007 at 06:35 amby
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aerogel. A solid that's up to 99 percent gas, it is rigid to a light touch, soft to a stronger one, and shatters like glass if it's put under too much pressure too quickly; it's one of the most enigmatic of materials, as well as one of the most versatile.