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Aerobricks combine aerogel with brick to form energy-saving, super insulating building material

By April Gocha / January 23, 2018

Researchers at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed better insulating building materials called “Aerobricks”—bricks with internal cavities filled with aerogel granules.

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Thinking small—Ceramic nanofiber sponges offer large-scale insulation, water purification possibilities

By Faye Oney / June 9, 2017

In a collaboration between Brown University and Tsinghua University in China, researchers have created small “sponges” out of ceramic nanofibers that are heat-resistant and highly deformable.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 22, 2015

Ultrathin molecular nanowires, smart cap detects spoiled milk, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 22, 2015.

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