Making aerogel

  • Julkaistu 30.03.2020
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    It has taken many months, but I was finally able to make a decent aerogel!
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Kommentteja • 100

  • Gustavo Medina
    Gustavo Medina 3 tuntia sitten

    Can you make meth?

  • Kerem Doganer
    Kerem Doganer 4 tuntia sitten


  • Jason Banda
    Jason Banda 7 tuntia sitten

    Am one of the viewers who have no idea what i just but it was fun

  • Mr. Steal Your Spork
    Mr. Steal Your Spork 7 tuntia sitten

    But is it Squishyyyy?

  • FvckYoutube'sCensorship UseAdblock

    Wouldn't this be easier to make on Venus? The whole atmosphere is supercritical CO2 at the surface.

  • FvckYoutube'sCensorship UseAdblock

    If only it was cheap enough to make 4x8 -foot sheets of it 4 inches thick for house insulation to replace fiberglass, instead of it costing more than the rest of the house (assuming it was even available in that size).

  • AkbarTheNeek
    AkbarTheNeek 14 tuntia sitten

    wrong. Its gel sack and ruby. real gamers understand this

  • princesscool69
    princesscool69 14 tuntia sitten

    loved the video im really glad you were successful with the project in the end. i hope you publish your findings and methods to help the scientific community find more efficient ways of producing this amazing material.

  • David
    David 15 tuntia sitten

    why do you even do this

  • chapa quente do Vlad
    chapa quente do Vlad 15 tuntia sitten

    I got the ammonia online!
    Online -> Deep Web

  • Travis Daniels
    Travis Daniels 16 tuntia sitten

    Super jealous of the new hire. Wish I had a job like that.

  • Campbell Harris
    Campbell Harris 17 tuntia sitten

    Ever heard of a fabricator? It's located in your emergency lifepod, it'll help you survive by crafting tools and stuff. Also it constructs Aerogel in less than 5 seconds.

  • HalcyonSwift
    HalcyonSwift 20 tuntia sitten

    15:27 nipple 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Ultimately_Everything
    Ultimately_Everything 22 tuntia sitten

    Nile the type of guy that could make glow in the dark Methamphetamine

    MSSGNO Päivä sitten

    41:25 someones dad

  • Sarah Neff
    Sarah Neff Päivä sitten

    *O N E W H O L E D O L L A R S T O R E C A N D L E*

  • Waldemar Johannesson
    Waldemar Johannesson Päivä sitten

    The heat gun (29:23) looks like half life 2 graphics, for some reason.

  • Yujus Kila
    Yujus Kila Päivä sitten


  • Manish
    Manish Päivä sitten

    Video request for aero chocolate please.

  • jack daniels
    jack daniels Päivä sitten

    I swear I clicked on a video about synthetic rubies lmao

  • Päivä sitten

    Nile Blacksmith channel next?

  • JesusLovesYou
    JesusLovesYou 2 päivää sitten

    This cost him $10,000 then the cops broke down his door and took everything!!

  • 12:15
    12:15 2 päivää sitten

    All this for a block of glorified styrofoam

  • Q
    Q 2 päivää sitten

    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

  • Julian R
    Julian R 2 päivää sitten

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

  • Lowlysteam956
    Lowlysteam956 2 päivää sitten

    Subnautica Anyone?

  • Terra
    Terra 2 päivää sitten

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

  • celia s.
    celia s. 2 päivää sitten

    i wanna eat them like chips

  • Bob3D2000
    Bob3D2000 2 päivää sitten

    Really interesting. Subscribed. :)

  • Bob3D2000
    Bob3D2000 2 päivää sitten

    16:41. I would have laid it out gently.
    Badum tish.

  • Ten Unda
    Ten Unda 2 päivää sitten

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

  • ov9k5wj0
    ov9k5wj0 2 päivää sitten

    Next project extracellular matrix

    MSSGNO 2 päivää sitten

    from glass pop rocks to the carbon crucifix

  • Jonathan Martin
    Jonathan Martin 2 päivää sitten

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

  • Mat Stuff
    Mat Stuff 3 päivää sitten

    It looks like a rocket is launching

  • Ellis Dee
    Ellis Dee 3 päivää sitten

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

  • Cassandra Prophet
    Cassandra Prophet 3 päivää sitten

    38:24 as a good and thorough scientist you gotta give those tongs a few practice clicks

  • Riaen Wilow
    Riaen Wilow 3 päivää sitten

    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.

  • Joshua Tun
    Joshua Tun 3 päivää sitten


  • Joshua Tun
    Joshua Tun 3 päivää sitten

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

  • Mewcat
    Mewcat 4 päivää sitten

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

  • Minecraft Dancers
    Minecraft Dancers 4 päivää sitten

    can you make a therafluid table hockey?

  • Graeme Craib
    Graeme Craib 4 päivää sitten


  • Kaneki Kun
    Kaneki Kun 4 päivää sitten

    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.

  • Simo_246
    Simo_246 4 päivää sitten

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

  • This&That
    This&That 4 päivää sitten

    Breaking that silica with your finger was very ASMR

  • Roy Smit
    Roy Smit 4 päivää sitten

    Extremists: "we need to reduce the CO2 outbreak"
    Nile: 20:25

  • Jeana Hend
    Jeana Hend 4 päivää sitten

    When's the next video going to come out

    • joeslouie
      joeslouie 4 päivää sitten

      He posts more frequently on his other channel

  • Yoni Ifrah
    Yoni Ifrah 4 päivää sitten

    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

  • Perry The platypus
    Perry The platypus 5 päivää sitten

    You have not been posting so I unsubscribed

    • joeslouie
      joeslouie 4 päivää sitten

      He posts more frequently on his other channel

  • A Dog
    A Dog 5 päivää sitten

    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 ;)

  • Vitu Augusto
    Vitu Augusto 5 päivää sitten

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

  • mano do sky
    mano do sky 5 päivää sitten

    aerogel? more like fragel

  • sibiris
    sibiris 5 päivää sitten +1

    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.

  • Yanni Chavarría
    Yanni Chavarría 5 päivää sitten +1

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

  • Sayma Sultana Shinha
    Sayma Sultana Shinha 5 päivää sitten

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

  • TheRegret
    TheRegret 5 päivää sitten

    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.

  • Edge Murphy
    Edge Murphy 5 päivää sitten

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

  • love u
    love u 5 päivää sitten

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

  • j s
    j s 6 päivää sitten

    Can You Fractionally Distill Deoderant to get Butane and Propane?

  • Brad Axford
    Brad Axford 6 päivää sitten

    Shut up weeds lighter

  • The Overcomer
    The Overcomer 6 päivää sitten

    Is Nilered an Exodus reference?

    DM-TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY 6 päivää sitten

    Wow... 😊

  • Salteen Gamer
    Salteen Gamer 6 päivää sitten

    Should've snorted them crystals.
    FoR sCiEnCe

  • Seth Tenshi
    Seth Tenshi 6 päivää sitten

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

  • Zarah Andrahilde
    Zarah Andrahilde 6 päivää sitten

    Amazing video, your content is amazing

  • Chaotim
    Chaotim 6 päivää sitten

    Why wouldnt you had just use wax paper?

  • liaojun liao
    liaojun liao 6 päivää sitten

    make a graphite airogel sometime:D

  • Technimechanical
    Technimechanical 6 päivää sitten

    How tf do you get the different shapes!?

  • Peter Harper
    Peter Harper 6 päivää sitten

    What school/s did/do u go to

  • TheRedPanda Gaming
    TheRedPanda Gaming 6 päivää sitten

    Can I eat it

  • Yellow Lobster Supreme
    Yellow Lobster Supreme 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Aaron Watkins
    Aaron Watkins 7 päivää sitten

    We miss ya bud.

  • Absolute Clown
    Absolute Clown 7 päivää sitten

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

  • call me what you want
    call me what you want 7 päivää sitten

    I could never make something like this

  • Dustin Grubb
    Dustin Grubb 7 päivää sitten

    That grunt of frustration just killed me

  • Bread Leaf
    Bread Leaf 7 päivää sitten +1

    The Walter White of aerogel

  • Mike Adams
    Mike Adams 7 päivää sitten

    where do you just get a laboratory to yourself anyway?

  • Mike Adams
    Mike Adams 7 päivää sitten

    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!

  • Saad Alqahtani
    Saad Alqahtani 7 päivää sitten

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

  • The Ultimate INSECT Person
    The Ultimate INSECT Person 7 päivää sitten +1

    *"Science class basics."*

  • PadorUmin
    PadorUmin 7 päivää sitten +1

    nice Profile Pic

  • catfish4975
    catfish4975 7 päivää sitten +1

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

    BOBAN 7 päivää sitten +1

    How many times he said SLOWLY:

  • Cian Brady
    Cian Brady 7 päivää sitten +1

    Remove the nicotine from tobacco?

  • alaskanalain
    alaskanalain 8 päivää sitten +1

    Next: Nuclear reactor.

  • isra
    isra 8 päivää sitten

    12:03 12:04

  • Zohaib Rajputs
    Zohaib Rajputs 8 päivää sitten

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

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 8 päivää sitten

    Can we hang out?

  • Garbage Knight
    Garbage Knight 8 päivää sitten

    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.

  • Follow My God
    Follow My God 8 päivää sitten

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

  • Tyler B
    Tyler B 8 päivää sitten

    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!

  • Neki Stunter
    Neki Stunter 8 päivää sitten

    They used your clip in my Online school
    42:25 You can see your logo clearly there

  • Sebastian Miller
    Sebastian Miller 8 päivää sitten

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

  • Lilly like da flower
    Lilly like da flower 8 päivää sitten

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

  • Bryan Hofferica
    Bryan Hofferica 8 päivää sitten

    2:08 the best part?!?

  • Makotroid
    Makotroid 8 päivää sitten

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

  • M R
    M R 8 päivää sitten

    Can you make synthetic blood like for imposible burger type

  • Danny Me
    Danny Me 8 päivää sitten

    u can hear his pain

  • Aidylo
    Aidylo 8 päivää sitten

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