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Developed the most efficient insulator known to man (aerogel), currently used in fridges, cars, and shoe soles.

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"It’s as light as air and feels like styrofoam to the touch... With individual pores only a few nanometers wide, it has the lowest thermal conductivity of any known solid.

While NASA uses Aspen’s aerogel for cryogenic applications, there is a dizzying array of industrial applications for the product, including insulation for piping, building and construction, appliances and refrigeration equipment, and trucks and automobiles."

Source: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/home/tech_life_aerogel.html

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