Okay fans of strange lab-created substances, get ready for a science boner — scientists have created a metal so light it can balance comfortably on the fluff of a dandelion. This new metal not only weighs a mere 1-milligram per cubic centimeter, but its structure is far more stable than other ultra-light materials made in the past. This makes it far more resilient than other ultra-light materials — this stuff can be squashed and just bounce right back.
Check out a video of this new metal being demonstrated after the jump, and take in mind as you watch that this piece of metal you see bouncing back from being flattened is a quarter the size of a postage stamp and only half as thick as pencil. By all rights it should shatter into dust at a slight breeze…
This stuff has a lot of potential, although in the end it will probably just be used to make resilient, lightweight ass padding for La-Z-Boy recliners.