Micro-Lattice, The World’s Lightest Material

Micro-lattice, world's lightest material

Earlier this month HRL Laboratories announced the invention of the metallic micro-lattice, the world’s lightest material. The micro-lattice is 99.99% air, 100 times lighter than styofoam and is extremely resilient. The material was developed in conjunction with researchers at The California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Irvine.

via Nature News Blog & The Los Angeles Times

photo by Dan Little