Making aerogel


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    It has taken many months, but I was finally able to make a decent aerogel!
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    1. Jonathan Martin

      Interestingly, this was the next video after watching Hydraulic Press Channel crush some aerogel. SEsels takes you places ;)

    2. Mat Stuff

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1224">20:24</a> It looks like a rocket is launching

    3. Ellis Dee

      1000 bucks to trap 99% air ;-) i really enjoyed watching this thx :-)

    4. Cassandra Prophet

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="2304">38:24</a> as a good and thorough scientist you gotta give those tongs a few practice clicks

    5. Riaen Wilow

      So I have a request. I've been trying to do research as to what vape juice and nicotine salts are and how they're made but all I can find are videos of vape users doing DIY videos. Also in every one I watched they said "now I'm not a chemist so..." so I didn't learn anything. It would be nice if you could do something on the topic.

    6. Joshua Tun

      -Chemist- *kemist*

    7. Joshua Tun

      This guy is a legend, I learn more than school from this dude.

    8. Mewcat

      Ugh, its not that hard, just take a gel sack and some ruby. How did you manage to take 50 minutes??

    9. Minecraft Dancers

      can you make a therafluid table hockey?

    10. Graeme Craib


    11. Kaneki Kun

      Just my mind running to somewhere but, Is Aerogel a spaced thin silicon? My mind thinked it's just silicon thats as thin as 15 micrometers or something spaced a couple micrometers. And I'm fucking dumb cause it isn't.

    12. Simo_246

      Hey... would you do a video about recycling paper?

    13. This&That

      Breaking that silica with your finger was very ASMR

    14. Roy Smit

      Extremists: "we need to reduce the CO2 outbreak" Nile: <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1225">20:25</a>

    15. Jeana Hend

      When's the next video going to come out

      1. joeslouie

        He posts more frequently on his other channel

    16. Yoni Ifrah

      when he drops it accidentally into the water I died of laughter the noise he made he was just like fuck but am annoyed fuck

    17. Perry The platypus

      You have not been posting so I unsubscribed

      1. joeslouie

        He posts more frequently on his other channel

    18. A Dog

      I wonder about those DIY chambers - are they made as a teaching resource, for universities and such? I also wonder how do they produce the gel in factories. If similar methods would be used - it would probably too expensive for most uses ;)

    19. Vitu Augusto

      had you heard of "Practical LSD Manufacture" by uncle fester? if you did, what do think of it?

    20. mano do sky

      aerogel? more like fragel

    21. sibiris

      if this is not witchcraft, I dont know what is. These videos are an inspiration for me to go back and finish my physics degree.

    22. Yanni Chavarría

      I hate being an adult because i can't spend the whole 40 minutes watching your video :(

    23. Sayma Sultana Shinha

      Nile you make KClO3 . I need it so much.please please.....

    24. TheRegret

      hey idk how to get in contact with you or pose a challenge, especially since i dont use twitter, so i figure i would comment on your most recent video. Can you get raw sulfur from rotten eggs? and would this be a sizeable amount of income selling raw sulfur back to manufacturers as a individual farmer? really i am just curious as the gains of synthesizing sulfur from rotten eggs and if left over eggs from an individual farm could be put to use for a profit. or really any kind of gain from waste. i am also posting this on cody's lab latest video to see if he will take the challenge as well, as you guys are the best scientific synthesizing content creators on youtube that i know of.

    25. Edge Murphy

      Hey nile I had a simple idea for a video. Try extracting calcium chloride from ice melt then turning it into a carbon filter

    26. love u

      k but mans spent over 2000$ for this...

    27. j s

      Can You Fractionally Distill Deoderant to get Butane and Propane?

    28. Brad Axford

      Shut up weeds lighter

    29. The Overcomer

      Is Nilered an Exodus reference?


      Wow... 😊

    31. Salteen Gamer

      Should've snorted them crystals. FoR sCiEnCe

    32. Seth Tenshi

      "I also figured out that it's good to punch the table in general"

    33. Zarah Andrahilde

      Amazing video, your content is amazing

    34. Chaotim

      Why wouldnt you had just use wax paper?

    35. liaojun liao

      make a graphite airogel sometime:D

    36. Technimechanical

      How tf do you get the different shapes!?

    37. Peter Harper

      What school/s did/do u go to

    38. TheRedPanda Gaming

      Can I eat it

    39. Yellow Lobster Supreme

      who else clicked on here because they heard of aerogel from subnautica

    40. Aaron Watkins

      We miss ya bud.

    41. Absolute Clown

      ok hear me out extract the caffeine from a can of bang and see how much there is

    42. call me what you want

      I could never make something like this

    43. Dustin Grubb

      That grunt of frustration just killed me

    44. Bread Leaf

      The Walter White of aerogel

    45. Mike Adams

      where do you just get a laboratory to yourself anyway?

    46. Mike Adams

      I work with a supercritical co2 fluid extractor at my job, very cool that you did that at home, at quite a pretty penny to build that chamber too!

    47. Saad Alqahtani

      Can you tell me is there any way to distillate sea water chemically? Or how to remove salt from sea water chemically

    48. The Ultimate INSECT Person

      *"Science class basics."*

    49. PadorUmin

      nice Profile Pic

    50. catfish4975

      I don't think that 'hosing' is a word or term to be used in this context. Tubing, perhaps.

    51. BOBAN

      How many times he said SLOWLY: 👇🏻

    52. Cian Brady

      Remove the nicotine from tobacco?

    53. alaskanalain

      Next: Nuclear reactor.

    54. isra

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="723">12:03</a> <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="724">12:04</a>

    55. Zohaib Rajputs

      Helow brother i want to talk you about Gold making... can you plz contact me

    56. Joe Smith

      Can we hang out?

    57. Garbage Knight

      i wanna see him attempt something similar to rearden steel, from atlas shrugged. a steel strong as or stronger than steel, but lighter than steel, with the properties of stainless steel. and i feel that somehow the process of making aerogel could be used, im some sort of way.

    58. Follow My God

      Can you teach us how to make Isopropyl Alcohol, and Hydrogen Peroxide?

    59. Tyler B

      This content is incredible man, I really appreciate you putting all this energy into chemistry and applied science. I love and appreciate everyone that dedicates their life to science communication, and someday hope to join your ranks. Keep up the good work man!

    60. Neki Stunter

      They used your clip in my Online school <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="2545">42:25</a> You can see your logo clearly there

    61. Sebastian Miller

      1 month no video. NileRed has now become Walter Whites new lab assistant

    62. Lilly like da flower

      *drops hexagon one* ... *Audible pain*

    63. Bryan Hofferica

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="128">2:08</a> the best part?!?

    64. Makotroid

      Buying stock in aerogel seems smart... I'll prob wish I'd bought into it 10 years from now.

    65. M R

      Can you make synthetic blood like for imposible burger type

    66. Danny Me

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="720">12:00</a> u can hear his pain

    67. Aidylo

      Imagine having a boyfriend as nerdy as him and be able to talk about all those nerdy stuff for months and months 😭

    68. Dakota Baggett

      Can you make and use fluoroantimonic acid?

    69. au zip

      do he have boobs

    70. Brent O'Gara

      What an epic undertaking this was! I've liked your videos before, but I'm subscribed now! :D

    71. Flaron Euro

      You could try making some petrichor. Aka. "Rain smell"

    72. Ripe Banana

      This guys out here wafflen intelligence All I’m thinking is that his voice definitely don’t match him Sorry

    73. Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

      this is obviously fake. everyone knows aerogel is 50% ruby crystal and 50% gel sack

    74. Elvar ._.

      Cant tell if you are a guy or a lesbian you’ve dubbed over

    75. DUCK gaming

      I know he will never see this but I have this weird meatless thing I found when I was I preschool it soft and bend pretty easily I would like to know what it is exactly I would like to send it to him

    76. Mwelkiorum


    77. Rikadomez

      I appreciate your effort and excellent chemistry knowledge, but it would be great to watch a short version of this.

    78. Frank Pitochelli

      You should've put enough teflon tape so that you could screw all the joints almost completely together, this would've given you a 99percent seal on the threads... Although, looks like you got a good seal anyway.

    79. Gnarly Chuck

      *lays has entered the chat*

    80. Alien_Kieran

      I wanna eat it