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Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now?

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Old 11-19-2011, 12:29 PM
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Default Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now?

Would be interesting to see where they go with this and get some structural specs on it. While not a true composite there are some huge possibilities.


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Old 11-19-2011, 10:31 PM
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Default RE: Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now?

Wow that is really amazing. Imagine a whole 1/5th scale fusealge made from this.[sm=thumbs_up.gif] Maybe in a few years.
Thanks for sharing.

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:32 AM
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Default RE: Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now?

Horrible title. The article should read "Company develops ultra low density structural material". Much more accurate. But journalists, even the ones who specialize in "science reporting", often do not really understand science.
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Default RE: Scientists invent lightest material on Earth. What now?

They make it to be something totally new, what they should have titled was 'New process created for production of nano weight materials'

Although it's a good idea, I can't see the uses for Nickel on a nano scale, regarding the weight, yes it is pretty light, but how does it hold up strength-wise?

It won't be long before somebody makes a carbon nano tube lighter (somehow)and then this will claim the fame,
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Nano technology is the future high tech industry. This has tones of uses, more so as they improve it and manufacturing at a production levels. Look for in soon from China because the West will sell it's soul for the buck and there are lacking technology safeguards in place (read that as the government on the take as well). That's why "Silicon Valley" California is the new Death Valley.
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