Scientists have invented a new material that is so lightweight it can sit atop a fluffy dandelion without crushing the little fuzzy seeds.
It’s so lightweight, styrofoam is 100 times heavier.
It is so lightweight, in fact, that the research team consisting of scientists at UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and Caltech say in the peer-reviewed Nov. 18 issue of Science that it is the lightest material on Earth, and no one has asked them to run a correction yet.
The material has been dubbed “ultralight metallic microlattice,” and according a news release sent out by UC Irvine, it consists of 99.99% air thanks to its “microlattice” cellular architecture.
Nice, now let’s combine that with the strength of Carbon Fiber or (insert strongest light material here) and we got ourselves something even more incredible.
Thanks to Alex for the find.