More uselessly interesting…

Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/11/lightest-material-on-earth.html?track=lat-pick

In the collection of cool but perhaps useless stuff, this should rank near the top…

“It takes more than 10 seconds, for instance, for the lightest material we’ve made to fall if you drop it from shoulder height.”

Having said that, earlier ultra-light materials did wind up having a place in vacuum insulated panels (I recall reading about one that had something like R-270 in a thickness of only one centimeter) so maybe this will have some utility as well.

Author: Tfoui

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