Aerogel on Penn and Teller Tell a Lie

Watch the amazing thermal insulating properties of aerogel protect a poor aerogel scientist from the blast of a flame thrower (or not…?) on Discovery Channel’s Penn and Teller Tell a Lie!

Aerogel Protects Chocolate from Blowtorch

A silica aerogel tile protects a chocolate kiss from the flame of a 700°C (1300°F) blowtorch.