Friday, November 18, 2011

World's Lightest Material Developed

Full Story: Yahoo News 18 Nov

A metal developed by a team of researchers from University of California at Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology is pictured below, resting on a dandelion fluff without damaging it in this undated publicity photo released to Reuters on November 17, 2011.

world's lightest material seen resting on dandelion fluff without damaging it (Photo: Reuters) 
 The metal, which is about 100 times lighter than styrofoam, is the world's lightest material, according to a press release by the team. Their findings will be published in the November 18, 2011 issue of "Science" journal. 

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