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. Q
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I can not watch this mans videos if I'm tired and laying in bed. He has one of those voices and this is the third time I got knocked out. Love the the videos tho

  2. Julian R
    Julian R
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I enjoy seeing him smile. It makes me happy in turn.

  3. Lowlysteam956
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Subnautica Anyone?

  4. Terra
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    He said rai... I thought it was Raid shadow legends

  5. celia s.
    celia s.
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    i wanna eat them like chips

  6. Bob3D2000
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Really interesting. Subscribed. :)

  7. Bob3D2000
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1001">16:41</a>. I would have laid it out gently. Badum tish.

  8. Ten Unda
    Ten Unda
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Amazing vid. So much work. And burnout is real, take care of yourself!

  9. ov9k5wj0
    21 klukkustund síðan

    Next project extracellular matrix

  10. MSSGNO
    22 klukkustundum síðan

    from glass pop rocks to the carbon crucifix

  11. Jonathan Martin
    Jonathan Martin
    23 klukkustundum síðan

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

  12. Mat Stuff
    Mat Stuff
    Degi Síðan síðan

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

  13. Ellis Dee
    Ellis Dee
    Degi Síðan síðan

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

  14. Cassandra Prophet
    Cassandra Prophet
    Degi Síðan síðan

    <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

  15. Riaen Wilow
    Riaen Wilow
    Degi Síðan síðan

    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.

  16. Joshua Tun
    Joshua Tun
    Degi Síðan síðan

    -Chemist- *kemist*

  17. Joshua Tun
    Joshua Tun
    Degi Síðan síðan

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

  18. Mewcat
    Degi Síðan síðan

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

  19. Minecraft Dancers
    Minecraft Dancers
    2 dögum síðan

    can you make a therafluid table hockey?

  20. Graeme Craib
    Graeme Craib
    2 dögum síðan


  21. Kaneki Kun
    Kaneki Kun
    2 dögum síðan

    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.

  22. Simo_246
    2 dögum síðan

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

  23. This&That
    2 dögum síðan

    Breaking that silica with your finger was very ASMR

  24. Roy Smit
    Roy Smit
    2 dögum síðan

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

  25. Jeana Hend
    Jeana Hend
    2 dögum síðan

    When's the next video going to come out

    1. joeslouie
      2 dögum síðan

      He posts more frequently on his other channel

  26. Yoni Ifrah
    Yoni Ifrah
    2 dögum síðan

    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

  27. Perry The platypus
    Perry The platypus
    2 dögum síðan

    You have not been posting so I unsubscribed

    1. joeslouie
      2 dögum síðan

      He posts more frequently on his other channel

  28. A Dog
    A Dog
    3 dögum síðan

    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 ;)

  29. Vitu Augusto
    Vitu Augusto
    3 dögum síðan

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

  30. mano do sky
    mano do sky
    3 dögum síðan

    aerogel? more like fragel

  31. sibiris
    3 dögum síðan

    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.

  32. Yanni Chavarría
    Yanni Chavarría
    3 dögum síðan

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

  33. Sayma Sultana Shinha
    Sayma Sultana Shinha
    3 dögum síðan

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

  34. TheRegret
    3 dögum síðan

    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.

  35. Edge Murphy
    Edge Murphy
    3 dögum síðan

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

  36. love u
    love u
    3 dögum síðan

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

  37. j s
    j s
    4 dögum síðan

    Can You Fractionally Distill Deoderant to get Butane and Propane?

  38. Brad Axford
    Brad Axford
    4 dögum síðan

    Shut up weeds lighter

  39. The Overcomer
    The Overcomer
    4 dögum síðan

    Is Nilered an Exodus reference?

    4 dögum síðan

    Wow... 😊

  41. Salteen Gamer
    Salteen Gamer
    4 dögum síðan

    Should've snorted them crystals. FoR sCiEnCe

  42. Seth Tenshi
    Seth Tenshi
    4 dögum síðan

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

  43. Zarah Andrahilde
    Zarah Andrahilde
    4 dögum síðan

    Amazing video, your content is amazing

  44. Chaotim
    4 dögum síðan

    Why wouldnt you had just use wax paper?

  45. liaojun liao
    liaojun liao
    4 dögum síðan

    make a graphite airogel sometime:D

  46. Technimechanical
    4 dögum síðan

    How tf do you get the different shapes!?

  47. Peter Harper
    Peter Harper
    4 dögum síðan

    What school/s did/do u go to

  48. TheRedPanda Gaming
    TheRedPanda Gaming
    4 dögum síðan

    Can I eat it

  49. Yellow Lobster Supreme
    Yellow Lobster Supreme
    4 dögum síðan

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

  50. Aaron Watkins
    Aaron Watkins
    4 dögum síðan

    We miss ya bud.

  51. Absolute Clown
    Absolute Clown
    5 dögum síðan

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

  52. call me what you want
    call me what you want
    5 dögum síðan

    I could never make something like this

  53. Dustin Grubb
    Dustin Grubb
    5 dögum síðan

    That grunt of frustration just killed me

  54. Bread Leaf
    Bread Leaf
    5 dögum síðan

    The Walter White of aerogel

  55. Mike Adams
    Mike Adams
    5 dögum síðan

    where do you just get a laboratory to yourself anyway?

  56. Mike Adams
    Mike Adams
    5 dögum síðan

    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!

  57. Saad Alqahtani
    Saad Alqahtani
    5 dögum síðan

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

  58. The Ultimate INSECT Person
    The Ultimate INSECT Person
    5 dögum síðan

    *"Science class basics."*

  59. PadorUmin
    5 dögum síðan

    nice Profile Pic

  60. catfish4975
    5 dögum síðan

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

  61. BOBAN
    5 dögum síðan

    How many times he said SLOWLY: 👇🏻

  62. Cian Brady
    Cian Brady
    5 dögum síðan

    Remove the nicotine from tobacco?

  63. alaskanalain
    5 dögum síðan

    Next: Nuclear reactor.

  64. isra
    6 dögum síðan

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

  65. Zohaib Rajputs
    Zohaib Rajputs
    6 dögum síðan

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

  66. Joe Smith
    Joe Smith
    6 dögum síðan

    Can we hang out?

  67. Garbage Knight
    Garbage Knight
    6 dögum síðan

    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.

  68. Follow My God
    Follow My God
    6 dögum síðan

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

  69. Tyler B
    Tyler B
    6 dögum síðan

    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!

  70. Neki Stunter
    Neki Stunter
    6 dögum síðan

    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

  71. Sebastian Miller
    Sebastian Miller
    6 dögum síðan

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

  72. Lilly like da flower
    Lilly like da flower
    6 dögum síðan

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

  73. Bryan Hofferica
    Bryan Hofferica
    6 dögum síðan

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

  74. Makotroid
    6 dögum síðan

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

  75. M R
    M R
    6 dögum síðan

    Can you make synthetic blood like for imposible burger type

  76. Danny Me
    Danny Me
    6 dögum síðan

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

  77. Aidylo
    6 dögum síðan

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

  78. Dakota Baggett
    Dakota Baggett
    6 dögum síðan

    Can you make and use fluoroantimonic acid?

  79. au zip
    au zip
    7 dögum síðan

    do he have boobs

  80. Brent O'Gara
    Brent O'Gara
    7 dögum síðan

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