Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Waist Deep In Gasoline

Matches on NASA aerogel, with a flame underneath. A demonstration of aerogel's insulation properties.The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.

-- Carl Sagan (1934-1996), astronomer and writer, debate transcript with William F. Buckley, aired after the first showing of the ABC TV movie "The Day After", November 20, 1983

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