Hyperbole? Perhaps …
But how else to describe a material that was created by a US chemist in 1931 on a bet; has the lowest density of any material known to man; has the totally cool nickname ‘Frozen Smoke’; was shelved as impractical for almost 70 years as it was TOO brittle and costly; was picked up by NASA for application in the space program with great practical results; can resist blowtorch temperatures up to 1300 degrees Centigrade; can withstand the effects of the detonation of a kilogram of dynamite and is so porous that it serves as an unsurpassed filter for water and air with applications to remove lead and mercury from water along with cleaning up oil spills AND trapping outer space particles for scientists before hitting the courts in a new generation of sports equipment?
Sounds pretty miraculous to me. It’s called Aerogel and it promises to revolutionize the way we live!
Hat tip to World Net Daily for pointing to the story!
Just a reminder to all the mudslingers out there. This is what happens when you have free market development, investment in R&D and allow business to be business. Over the last century, American business and ingenuity have changed every nation on the face of the earth for the better. Shouldn’t we do more to encourage that sort of thing?
Thinking that you can’t both love and hate something, you need to take sides …
Blue Collar Muse