World’s oldest insect inspires a new generation of aerogels

A team of international scientists have created a new form of highly-efficient, low-cost insulation based on the wings of a dragonfly. The material, known as an aerogel, is the most¬†porous material¬†known to man and ultralight, with a piece the size of a family car weighing less than a kilogram. Starting out as a wet silica … Continue reading World’s oldest insect inspires a new generation of aerogels