True, also a reason why you had to deliver old tv's or monitors at a designated place - throw them in a container yourself and you run the risk of the tube imploding once it cracks. I can see why theyre looking at aerogel for a replacement of a vacuum.
Ive never seen thermocups explode though, thats news to me!
I saw some show on TV where they tried to make an anti bushfire cover for a house using aerogel covered with that black carbon fabric which race drivers use.
It worked for the most part, except the seams were shit and began to burn apart.