World’s Lightest Material Unveiled by US Engineers

World’s Lightest Material Unveiled by US Engineers

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lightest material ever invented sits on dandelionA team of engineers claims to have created the world’s lightest material.

The substance, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam with “extraordinarily high energy absorption” properties, is made out of series of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a criss-crossing diagonal pattern.

Potential uses include next-generation insulation, batteries, sound dampening and shock absorbers.

(READ the full story at the BBC)

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