World's Lightest Solid!

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    VeritasiumVeritasium

    Dauer: 12:01

    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"

Nguyenthanh Nhan
Nguyenthanh Nhan

Is my is my mother goose club out.

Vor 59 Minuten
kalim ghori
kalim ghori

what if the government weaponized this stuff to make flam proof outfits for firefighters>:?..

Vor 2 Stunden
Marianne Benice dela Paz
Marianne Benice dela Paz

I wanna grip it tightly and see if it acts like a squishy or smthng..

Vor 6 Stunden
Cooee Chris
Cooee Chris

Its CGI.. fake film folks... and there is more to come, they really believe we believe it all..haha

Vor 10 Stunden
michael anderson
michael anderson

Just something about this guy I don't like :O(

Vor 21 Stunde
Kirbystarallies1
Kirbystarallies1

There are solids smaller than that. Just saying.

Vor Tag
alan lu
alan lu

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Vor Tag
Kan
Kan

Mouse companies: Interesting...

Vor Tag
Twin-Boy Islander
Twin-Boy Islander

Amazing !?

Vor Tag
Inko Gnito
Inko Gnito

Bro i had weed lighter than that

Vor Tag
JANOS BOLDOG
JANOS BOLDOG

No solid material exist and I would have eaten those bunnies lol.

Vor 2 Tage
Divaskar Sharma
Divaskar Sharma

world lightest solid: I am 99.8 percent air Chips packet: *pathetic* hold my non exsistent chips

Vor 2 Tage
Unimaginable
Unimaginable

my brain can't comprehend how this would feel in real life

Vor 2 Tage
Fran Barrios
Fran Barrios

my brain can't comprehend how people literally copy others' comments

Vor Stunde
kokLiang chung
kokLiang chung

外星当然在外是的啦…!bodoh...

Vor 2 Tage
S V Lakshminarayanan
S V Lakshminarayanan

Aerogel

Vor 2 Tage
August Janke
August Janke

Aerogels rock!!!

Vor 2 Tage
我爱绿茶婊
我爱绿茶婊

Amazing!!!

Vor 2 Tage
이서영
이서영

Is aerogel able to trespass air? Like being used in mask filters? Is it possible?

Vor 2 Tage
JCD
JCD

Imagine having something that works well with electronics + lighter than air but at the same time, as strong as steel!

Vor 2 Tage
Twisted 809
Twisted 809

Subnautica aerogel looks different

Vor 2 Tage
CS 3543
CS 3543

Wow,that's look like nata de coco

Vor 2 Tage
ClumsyHarp
ClumsyHarp

I want to eat it

Vor 2 Tage
TheMaroth
TheMaroth

Half Life 4 confirmed @ 7:45

Vor 2 Tage
RosMyster
RosMyster

I want to buy a pair of gloves with this material.

Vor 3 Tage
Priya Nagpal
Priya Nagpal

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Vor 3 Tage
Adam Smith
Adam Smith

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Vor 3 Tage
Affan Jodie
Affan Jodie

Wow minecraft should add this material that lightest solid

Vor 3 Tage
Mine with Ethan
Mine with Ethan

Yea

Vor Tag
Curtis Breillat
Curtis Breillat

The last video I watched was swagger stagger, so I was really confused when it randomly started playing in the middle of this video lol

Vor 3 Tage
Andrew Kim
Andrew Kim

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Vor 3 Tage
EthanMigsObnial
EthanMigsObnial

No chocolate bunny was harmed in this video

Vor 3 Tage
Aurora Diaz
Aurora Diaz

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Vor 3 Tage
Skiez YT
Skiez YT

Am I the only one that feels like eating this?

Vor 3 Tage
Yes Iam
Yes Iam

എന്താല്ലേ

Vor 4 Tage
Lucky K
Lucky K

lol did anyone else jump when the glass cracked at 1:42

Vor 4 Tage
Alien Thing
Alien Thing

WAIT IF YOU WERE TO EAT IT, I THINK THAT DUE TO ITS PORES IT WOULD DISSOLVE OR ABSORB WATER JUST LIKE CHIPS OR SMTHNG (i dont think i need to say im not a scientist)

Vor 4 Tage
KIRAN KUMAR
KIRAN KUMAR

Can this be manufactured as sheets and placed in between the wall thickness of cold chain boxes, so that vaccines can be delivered to far off remote places (in large developing countries) without temperature excursion on longer journeys?

Vor 4 Tage
Chouww King
Chouww King

Wait how about Leaves

Vor 4 Tage
Gayle Cheung
Gayle Cheung

OK can we get serious and what is the purpose of what do you call it again aerogel

Vor 4 Tage
Louege baguio
Louege baguio

aerogel is like a dog with gel.. in bisaya

Vor 4 Tage
PunnaT
PunnaT

Can it be used to make Transparent Smartphone just like Tony stark uses?🤔

Vor 4 Tage
PunnaT
PunnaT

@Shikha Lohariwal hmm shukriya 🙏

Vor 4 Tage
Shikha Lohariwal
Shikha Lohariwal

Nice idea man

Vor 4 Tage
Skidanje Kraste
Skidanje Kraste

If sponge is solid this is solid to.

Vor 4 Tage
Charles Randolph
Charles Randolph

While you're in Boston, take the MBTA! Beautiful trains!

Vor 4 Tage
5318oo8
5318oo8

Ayo can i borrow that skizzy?

Vor 4 Tage
ANDER LABAKA
ANDER LABAKA

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...

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ʕ ́•ᴥ•`ʔ
ʕ ́•ᴥ•`ʔ

Those blurry looking edges tho Now imagine solid item in your hands that you cant see where it ends...

Vor 5 Tage
alan lu
alan lu

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Vor 5 Tage
cedano371
cedano371

can we use it for the cpu of computers?

Vor 5 Tage
Prabhavathy Murthy
Prabhavathy Murthy

3:10

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travis graham
travis graham

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Vor 5 Tage
Bharath Mourya
Bharath Mourya

Why not cover the bunny while testing?

Vor 5 Tage
Mokhtar Ouanouki
Mokhtar Ouanouki

4:45 A white scientist talking like Queen Latifah

Vor 5 Tage
World of Tank
World of Tank

Why does the thumb nail look like ur holding the univers

Vor 5 Tage
ValaxysPrime
ValaxysPrime

Nobody: Me: Hm... Looks pretty good... Babies first two thoughts: What does it taste like and can I fit it in my mouth

Vor 6 Tage
Isaac Simmons
Isaac Simmons

lololol. XD

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MaTz YaN
MaTz YaN

Tesheract

Vor 6 Tage
Wind Gonzales
Wind Gonzales

It's amazing but my brain can't comprehend

Vor 6 Tage
hadif dafiq
hadif dafiq

aeroel function=hard to burn

Vor 6 Tage
Matteo Aversa
Matteo Aversa

Subnautica players: I've seen that one

Vor 6 Tage
Mansi Joshi
Mansi Joshi

Would it ever find use in medicine?

Vor 6 Tage
Madara Uchiha
Madara Uchiha

bob lazar lab created that right!

Vor 6 Tage
Aaron Boeh
Aaron Boeh

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..

Vor 6 Tage
Giwrgos Soiles
Giwrgos Soiles

Perfect insulation for my house.

Vor 7 Tage
John`s Rabid Mutt
John`s Rabid Mutt

You can see the terror in Mrs Bunnys eyes. Watching MR Bunny being cooked over a bunsen burner. She knows what time it is

Vor 7 Tage
nicola mafessoni
nicola mafessoni

sono il comento italiano che cercavi

Vor 7 Tage
Ochi Fortune
Ochi Fortune

Is it edible? I really wanna chew it!😁

Vor 7 Tage
Jibby Ali
Jibby Ali

So there's only one other person commenting about wanting to eat it?

Vor 7 Tage
M Hassan Khalid
M Hassan Khalid

My hair is lighter than that

Vor 7 Tage
ARYAN SHENOY
ARYAN SHENOY

Fun fact Aerogel is not a conductor cuz it has air And air is a bad conductor

Vor 7 Tage
apoorv yash future iitian
apoorv yash future iitian

Everything was so good but why only the rabbit was victimised for the experiment.. Rip rabbit🥺

Vor 7 Tage
Anand thakur
Anand thakur

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

Vor 7 Tage
Mimizah show
Mimizah show

Buraya nerden geldik ağa

Vor 8 Tage
Latchman Mangra
Latchman Mangra

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Vor 8 Tage
fulesmackofule
fulesmackofule

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)...

Vor 8 Tage
고도슴치
고도슴치

Where can I BUY THIS Aerogel ????? I WANT IT

Vor 8 Tage
DoDo on Ryzen 3 1200
DoDo on Ryzen 3 1200

you can make it by 2 rubies

Vor 8 Tage
amir mo
amir mo

hey bro im from iran and i love you for upload video to persian ❤❤

Vor 9 Tage
Ashraf Alattar
Ashraf Alattar

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

Vor 9 Tage
HEADCORE
HEADCORE

Hashish is lighter 🤣

Vor 9 Tage
C G
C G

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.

Vor 9 Tage
Anebee John
Anebee John

My think is more dense than this thing!!!

Vor 9 Tage
JWP 51O15
JWP 51O15

Fun fact: 10kg of the lightest material is the same weight as 10kg of bricks Convert to imperial if you can americans

Vor 9 Tage
Taylie Wood
Taylie Wood

why do i want to eat it

Vor 9 Tage
EZ
EZ

Khác đ gì kính đâu. Mà nhẹ vl 😄

Vor 9 Tage
izuki moti
izuki moti

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Vor 9 Tage
Arturo Aka
Arturo Aka

Veritasium: Aerogel is the world's lightest solid Me: What about paper?

Vor 9 Tage
J L
J L

It is...

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I
I

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

Vor 10 Tage
David Li
David Li

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Vor 10 Tage
Tristan SN
Tristan SN

can you do that to humans?

Vor 10 Tage
Tristan SN
Tristan SN

I want to eat that for some reason

Vor 10 Tage
DANAQ OFFICIAL
DANAQ OFFICIAL

want to smoke that air to get high

Vor 10 Tage
ᴋᴇɴ13 ᴘʟᴀʏᴢツ
ᴋᴇɴ13 ᴘʟᴀʏᴢツ

I mean paper is the slightest solid? like tear into really small! I mean it should be

Vor 10 Tage
Javier Trota
Javier Trota

..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 ???

Vor 10 Tage
Ernesto Gonzales
Ernesto Gonzales

i watched this because i thought it was just an edit, and boy i was proven wrong

Vor 10 Tage
apexxy
apexxy

ahhh the days before having to wear masks

Vor 10 Tage
Block AD
Block AD

Pekopekopeko QAQ

Vor 10 Tage
Gamer Girl
Gamer Girl

so this is a solid?

Vor 11 Tage
Nicolas Bradley
Nicolas Bradley

Wwooooohhhhh

Vor 11 Tage
ShanTanu Thakur
ShanTanu Thakur

Oh so they 've found that object which have more air than lays

Vor 11 Tage
Manideep Reddy
Manideep Reddy

1 grain of rice is not even weigh 1gm

Vor 11 Tage
Ameerdeen S
Ameerdeen S

crush it

Vor 11 Tage
OGHUVWU BLESSING
OGHUVWU BLESSING

Jesus Christ is God.

Vor 11 Tage

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