Amazing Aerogel: Eight Looks at the Ghostly Supermaterial in Action

Aerogel must be one of the strangest supermaterials to ever exist. Ghostly and shimmering in appearance, it's insanely light, incredibly strong, and an amazing thermal insulator. And its tricks look absolutely impossible when you see them up close. » 3/21/14 11:58am 3/21/14 11:58am

European Cars Using More Aluminum und Less Shteel

According to a new study, use of aluminum in European car manufacture has risen from an average of 50 kilos per vehicle in 1990 up to 132 in 2005. According to the study, this means a savings of 1 billion litres of fuel and a drop in CO2 production of 40 million tonnes over the vehicles' lifespans. Plus, you know, it's … » 1/16/07 1:40pm 1/16/07 1:40pm