Future aerogels inspired by the wings of a dragonfly

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(Natural News) Dragonflies helped give humanity the helicopter, now they’re inspiring innovations in insulation. Researchers from Newcastle University in the U.K. found an efficient and low-cost method of producing aerogel, a strong and lightweight material commonly used for insulation, by looking at how dragonflies dry out their wings. Aerogel is a synthetic material derived from…

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