TITLE

The Geese Are Cooked

AUTHOR(S)
Chiang, Oliver
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;Jun2010, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the invention of a jacket made from the lightest solid known as aerogel by chemical engineer Samuel Kistler in the U.S. It states that Kistler's invention was 96 percent air making it to be an excellent insulator which also prompted several apparel companies to create their own versions of the jackets. Moreover, it also mentions the move of Aspen Aerogels Inc. to examine the uses of aerogel blankets instead of fiberglass as insulation in undersea oil pipelines.
ACCESSION #
51842333

 

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