Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The World's Lightest Material Ever Created

Chinese researchers have been busy inventing some of the coolest stuff you couldn't even imagine.  Graphene aerogel weighs just 0.16 milligrams — or, if you’re having a problem conceptualizing that, a cubic meter weighs just 160 grams (5.6 ounces) (from here).  This material is light, spongey, and has the potential to do a world of good.  Imagine a huge oil spill occurs in the middle of the ocean.  Now we may have just the material to drop, absorb, and lastly, reclaim the natural resource/pollutant.  Scientists are still developing the material more and thinking of uses.

Perdy cool.

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