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High-tech insulator made from rice
« on: March 04, 2008, 06:56:01 am »
37 times the insulation of fiberglass!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23398379/

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Re: High-tech insulator made from rice
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 10:31:31 am »
37 times the insulation of fiberglass!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23398379/
Aerogel has 37 times the insulation of fibre glass, not the rice husks. An interesting read. +1.
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Re: High-tech insulator made from rice
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 08:43:41 pm »
A panel like drywall could be moved from truck to jobsite with 2 fingers...and @ 1" thick would be the same as over a yard of fiberglass.

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Re: High-tech insulator made from rice
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 09:11:43 pm »
Can't wait till it's used in homes. Out with the fibreglass in with aerogel! :icon_thumbsup
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