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Aerogel Candy

Aerogel candy.
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Aerogel candy.
doctorremulac3, Aug 17 2019

Aerogel https://images.app....l/S9WBaVYGaC3UQEyL8
Make a version that's candy. [doctorremulac3, Aug 17 2019]

nickel foam https://www.nanoshe.../NS6130-10-1093.jpg
[Voice, Aug 23 2019]

titanium foam https://www.america...nium-foam-7440-32-6
[Voice, Aug 23 2019]

Prior half-art Jello_20Aerogel
[scad mientist, Aug 25 2019]

Sea Foam Candy https://www.allreci...ned-sea-foam-candy/
[Voice, Aug 28 2019]

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       Sugar weighs heavy on us. Don't make light of the problem. Could be a good put down, though.' This idea is just aerogel candy'
wjt, Aug 17 2019
  

       Edible foam was one of the signature dishes at El Bulli.
geo8rge, Aug 23 2019
  

       Technically, all foam is edible.
doctorremulac3, Aug 23 2019
  

       It certainly is not!
Voice, Aug 23 2019
  

       So, what's the post about ?
FlyingToaster, Aug 23 2019
  

       I once posted an idea about helium filled 'Crunchies' ; a UK sweet with foamed and solidified caramel perfect for embedding a gas. But it turns out nothing foamy can contain helium for any length of time.   

       There was also a UK chocolate bar called Milky Way marketed under the slogan "It won't fill you up between meals", because it was mostly air.
bigsleep, Aug 23 2019
  

       //Technically, all foam is edible.//   

       //It certainly is not!//   

       Technically you're right, also not technically, but it points to a semantic hole in the language. The idea that "edible" or "eat-able" should mean safe to eat as well leaves the concept of poison that you can eat, that is, put in your mouth, chew and swallow, without a word to describe it.   

       "Here, take these poison candies in case you get caught."   

       "Are they edible?"   

       "No."   

       "Then how do I get them in my stomach?"   

       "You eat them."   

       "But they're not edible."   

       "Right, OK, chew-able then."   

       "And then what?"   

       "You swallow them."   

       "So they're chew-able, and swallow-able, and you can eat them, but they're not edible. I'm uncomfortable with that."   

       It's fine to leave edible as is, but not without coming up with a word for stuff that you can easily eat that's deadly poisonous. I'd suggest the word "eatable" (it's a word, look it up) be reserved for stuff that can be eaten but probably shouldn't be. Edible doesn't need both words, in fact, I've never heard it used. A bowling ball sized chunk of polonium is not eatable, a gumball sized piece is. "You must be careful with these poison pellets around pets because they're eatable.".
doctorremulac3, Aug 24 2019
  

       I call WIBNI. Any ideas on a way to implement this?
notexactly, Aug 25 2019
  

       //Technically you're right//   

       Is there a different kind of right?
Voice, Aug 25 2019
  

       Aerogel is silicon and oxygen in a very open lattice structure. Is a long-chain sugar molecule stiff enough to create the same sort of structure, with the necessary cross- linking & stuff? (It's been a long time since I studied organic chemistry...)
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 25 2019
  

       //Technically you're right// //Is there a different kind of right?//   

       Technically right is the best kind of right.   

       //Aerogel is silicon and oxygen in a very open lattice structure. Is a long-chain sugar molecule stiff enough to create the same sort of structure, with the necessary cross- linking & stuff?//   

       Ummm, I'm going to sayyyyy... sure.
doctorremulac3, Aug 26 2019
  

       Well, if that can be done, maybe by one of the usual aerogel production methods, it would be doable. [+]
notexactly, Aug 26 2019
  

       Yea, I was thinking it would be doable unless it's not.
doctorremulac3, Aug 26 2019
  

       Does "doable" mean the same as "possible"?   

       I think this could be done, in a way, via three-D printing, but I also feel like 3-D printing shouldn't be allowed here because it could easily become magic.
nineteenthly, Aug 28 2019
  

       By my understanding, nanotechnology is allowed here as long as it's used realistically.
notexactly, Aug 28 2019
  

       How fluffy is glycogen? The monosacharide ropes of the structure are still going to be quite heavy.
wjt, Aug 29 2019
  
      
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