Regular readers will know I am a fan of space exploration, and have recently set forth a few points making a medical case for a Mars mission. Just now we hear of a new development in Aerogel technology that shows, as if it needs to be shown again, that developments in technology in general hold out the promise to benefit our lives on this planet and out in the wider realms of space beyond.
Let's keep developing, and keep cross-fertilising, so that developments in disparate fields can influence each other, and drive our tech and our medicine forward. That's what we have been doing for years, and it's what we as an inventive species are getting much better at.
Flexible aerogels - I'm a fan already!