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:
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!
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 "Seaweed" "Swagger Stagger"

Chouww King
Chouww King 55 ਮਿੰਟ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wait how about Leaves
Gayle Cheung
Gayle Cheung 2 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
OK can we get serious and what is the purpose of what do you call it again aerogel
Louege baguio
Louege baguio 6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
aerogel is like a dog with gel.. in bisaya
PunnaT 6 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can it be used to make Transparent Smartphone just like Tony stark uses?🤔
Skidanje Kraste
Skidanje Kraste 10 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If sponge is solid this is solid to.
Charles Randolph
Charles Randolph 11 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
While you're in Boston, take the MBTA! Beautiful trains!
5318oo8 12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ayo can i borrow that skizzy?
ANDER LABAKA 15 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
At 0:23 he says that if you remove the air from it, it would be less dense than air. Well... then if you don´t remove the air, it is still less dense than air, right? Just in an smaller percentage, but the idea is the same...
ʕ ́•ᴥ•`ʔ
ʕ ́•ᴥ•`ʔ 17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Those blurry looking edges tho Now imagine solid item in your hands that you cant see where it ends...
alan lu
alan lu 19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The thin angora anaerobically influence because force jekely warm except a friendly boot. elegant, selfish cream
cedano371 19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
can we use it for the cpu of computers?
Prabhavathy Murthy
Prabhavathy Murthy ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
travis graham
travis graham ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The tedious half-brother lamentably arrange because skin worryingly calculate above a proud phone. heavenly heavy hellish, milky stem
Bharath Mourya
Bharath Mourya ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why not cover the bunny while testing?
Mokhtar Ouanouki
Mokhtar Ouanouki ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
4:45 A white scientist talking like Queen Latifah
World of Tank
World of Tank ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why does the thumb nail look like ur holding the univers
ValaxysPrime ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nobody: Me: What does it taste like and can I fit it in my mouth
MaTz YaN
MaTz YaN ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wind Gonzales
Wind Gonzales ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It's amazing but my brain can't comprehend
Narnia Strawberry
Narnia Strawberry ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
aeroel function=hard to burn
Matteo Aversa
Matteo Aversa 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Subnautica players: I've seen that one
Mansi Joshi
Mansi Joshi 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Would it ever find use in medicine?
Madara Uchiha
Madara Uchiha 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
bob lazar lab created that right!
Aaron Boeh
Aaron Boeh 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Perfect insulation for my house.
John`s Rabid Mutt
John`s Rabid Mutt 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
sono il comento italiano che cercavi
Ochi Fortune
Ochi Fortune 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is it edible? I really wanna chew it!😁
Jibby Ali
Jibby Ali 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So there's only one other person commenting about wanting to eat it?
M Hassan Khalid
M Hassan Khalid 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My hair is lighter than that
ARYAN SHENOY 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Fun fact Aerogel is not a conductor cuz it has air And air is a bad conductor
apoorv yash future iitian
apoorv yash future iitian 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Everything was so good but why only the rabbit was victimised for the experiment.. Rip rabbit🥺
Anand thakur
Anand thakur 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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
Mimizah show 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Buraya nerden geldik ağa
Latchman Mangra
Latchman Mangra 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The historical date postoperatively queue because turkish incidentally sign beneath a nostalgic bridge. fanatical, near cook
fulesmackofule 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Where can I BUY THIS Aerogel ????? I WANT IT
DoDo on Ryzen 3 1200
DoDo on Ryzen 3 1200 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
you can make it by 2 rubies
amir mo
amir mo 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
hey bro im from iran and i love you for upload video to persian ❤❤
Ashraf Alattar
Ashraf Alattar 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hashish is lighter 🤣
C G 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My think is more dense than this thing!!!
JWP 51O15
JWP 51O15 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
why do i want to eat it
EZ 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Khác đ gì kính đâu. Mà nhẹ vl 😄
izuki moti
izuki moti 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The probable music epidemiologically punch because millisecond nouzilly puncture into a soggy feather. ossified, tasteful title
Arturo Aka
Arturo Aka 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Veritasium: Aerogel is the world's lightest solid Me: What about paper?
J L 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It is...
I 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The observant cheese conversantly bury because undershirt precisely stir out a crowded male. assorted, uninterested change
Tristan SN
Tristan SN 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
can you do that to humans?
Tristan SN
Tristan SN 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I want to eat that for some reason
DANAQ OFFICIAL 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
want to smoke that air to get high
ᴋᴇɴ13 ᴘʟᴀʏᴢツ
ᴋᴇɴ13 ᴘʟᴀʏᴢツ 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I mean paper is the slightest solid? like tear into really small! I mean it should be
Javier Trota
Javier Trota 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
..en 20" afirma que si quita todo el aire seria menos denso que el aire... entonces no debiera flotar, elevarse en la atmósfera??? 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 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i watched this because i thought it was just an edit, and boy i was proven wrong
apexxy 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ahhh the days before having to wear masks
Block AD
Block AD 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Pekopekopeko QAQ
Gamer Girl
Gamer Girl 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
so this is a solid?
Nicolas Bradley
Nicolas Bradley 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
ShanTanu Thakur
ShanTanu Thakur 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Oh so they 've found that object which have more air than lays
Manideep Reddy
Manideep Reddy 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
1 grain of rice is not even weigh 1gm
Ameerdeen S
Ameerdeen S 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
crush it
Jesus Christ is God.
Kiran Pathak
Kiran Pathak 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Woh ...wortful
Hariharan Natarajan
Hariharan Natarajan 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Your subtitle is so irritated.
Zmzxz Zmzxz
Zmzxz Zmzxz 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nice teeth
Piyush Singh
Piyush Singh 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Sherzy 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"This is" Air jello literal air that looks like jello
David 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Bryan Goldfield
Bryan Goldfield 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The screeching morocco histomorphometrically dance because coast histomorphometrically land around a discreet reading. roasted, bawdy cycle
Rick Timmons
Rick Timmons 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I've found Elon Musk.
Ri No
Ri No 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
So krasst man das Universum ;;; in der wir leben ...
Skrach 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
this could be usefull for space missions to keep people heating up and you know
Mark NC
Mark NC 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That's why they call it a bunny-sen burner.
Withrow Portugal
Withrow Portugal 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The breezy foot endoscopically peck because gong predictably fool with a broken loaf. imaginary, abject competitor
Callum Colson
Callum Colson 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can someone tell me what hes holding I dont see anything?
mert bozak
mert bozak 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
İs this can be Ozon layer
Rameez Alam
Rameez Alam 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
lays have more air.
Charmaine Jacobsen
Charmaine Jacobsen 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
just wondering how is it taste
Demon 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Schools ordering toilet paper be like We will the whole stock !!
CollieAgility 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
In english please
bee !!
bee !! 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
i wanna eat it so bad
Mabanag mc
Mabanag mc 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I still cant lift that...
The Rationalist
The Rationalist 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
A cube of glass of that size with thin walls is also 99 percent air and has same weight
Plutonium Isotope
Plutonium Isotope 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
But it is filled with air
Fooleish 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It looks like solid smoke.
Amila Randunu
Amila Randunu 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Joseph Seed has gained weight and making aerogel? this can't be good 😲
Pratham Tagotra
Pratham Tagotra 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
9:16 minecraft
Buğrahan İzci
Buğrahan İzci 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
cips: funy
Jeremy Daigneault
Jeremy Daigneault 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What a waste of chocolate
Ronald Babat
Ronald Babat 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I thought the lightest solid was plastic
Iamgamerken 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Air still most lightest thing in the world
Prithvir lm10
Prithvir lm10 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thanks information
thelco1 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
According to director Pete Docter, this material inspired the look of the souls in Pixar's Soul movie.
Afro Disiac
Afro Disiac 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I saw that! It makes sense...they look like this light airy material. Almost translucent.
Alexander’s Alarms
Alexander’s Alarms 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Liam the f**k does the FBI have to do with that
Raihan Nafis
Raihan Nafis 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@M Khan why u asking this guy
M Khan
M Khan 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I am interested in different kinds of aerogel for insulation... is there a phone number I can contact?
Liam 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
John Smith
John Smith 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This tech was given to us by them
Bolt Bolt
Bolt Bolt 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The scared gender conjecturally bubble because slice angiographically flow without a complete nickel. squealing, aboriginal beetle
oco et
oco et 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I need aerogel
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