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Metal waste turned into versatile aerogels in eco-friendly way

Some samples of the metal-based aerogel created by the National University of Singapore team

Aerogel’s are extremely light and porous materials with wide-ranging potential, and mechanical engineers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are getting pretty good at making them out of all kinds of waste products. Previously, this has included scrapped car tires, plastic bottles and even pineapple leaves, and now the team is showing off a new version that is produced via an environmentally-friendly method of upcycling metal waste.

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Category: Materials, Science

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