Aerogel, also known as “solid smoke”, “frozen smoke”, and “solid air”, is the least dense solid known to science. It is created by removing the liquid portion of a gel and replacing it with a gas. The resulting substance has extremely low density and thermal conductivity. Silica aerogel, derived from silica gel, is also extremely strong - it can support objects of over one thousand times its own weight. 

Interestingly, despite being extremely resistant to heat, cold, and weight, aerogel has one weakness: water. Because it has a large number of hydroxyl groups (OH-) on its surface, it is extremely hydrophilic, causing the aerogel to catastrophically dissolve when placed in water. 

If you think aerogel is as cool as I do, then I have good news for you: you can actually buy it online. You can buy it here for as little as $25: [x]

(Side note: I bought some of this once just because, and also because I wanted to do some experiments on it. 100% worth it.)

Water Russell -  A New Concept of the Universe, 1953.

God is Light - and God is Love
Love is divided into pairs of Opposites - giving and regiving.
Radiation is the action of giving. Its reaction is Gravitation.

My favorite Dr. Mannella quote was him referring to F=ma as “my beloved equation” and I drew up what it would look like as a classic ~mom tattoo style~ design because it seems like a ~mom-style tattoo~ -worthy quote to me but I drew it when it was-

-hold on Niels just knocked my nightstand radio off my nightstand and scared the shit out of himself and I can’t stop laughing at him because he’s such a goober-

-but I drew it when it was dark in my room because I had my prized unicorn touch lamp on its dimmest setting so my drawing looks dumb? Because I couldn’t see what I was drawing?

Idk to me figuring out how to relate something all the way back to F=ma always feels like hearing one of my favorite songs come on the radio it’s just really exciting and satisfying and never fails to make my day and I always kinda do a little dance in my seat about it when it happens???
Same goes for the Pythagorean theorem and the ~fundamental theorem of calculus~ and E tew thuh pie aye pluz wun eekwulz zeehrow because they are my favorites

Also the unicorn touch lamp is one of my all-time favorite Christmas presents forever and I’m really excited that I finally found an excuse to brag about it ngl also also it came with a tag that says “Touch Me” on it and I’ve never taken it off and I never will


How To Detect A Secret Nuclear Test

How To Detect Secret Nuclear Tests by North Korea (or anyone else).

Thanks to the CTBTO for helping keep the world safe by detecting secret nuclear tests.

By: Minute Physics.
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Electromagnetic Radiation

Paul Andersen details the waves in electromagnetic radiation. There is an inverse relation between the wavelength and frequency of electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic radiation includes gamma rays, x-rays, infrared lights, visible light, uv light, microwaves and radio waves.

By: Bozeman Science.
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Some unseen pictures of me from the past couple months.

Click for captions if you care

I dunno, I just felt like showing my face a little in celebration of 111 followers. Thank you? Um… Hi I guess. Don’t be afraid to talk to me, I’ll be your friend if you want uwu