Ultra Light Metal-like Material

Inspired by large lattice-style modern buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, the material is made up of nickle phosphorus tubes that create a micro-lattice consisting of 99.9 percent air. The wall of the hollow tubes are 1000 times thinner than a human hair, yet are extremely strong and resistant to strain.

The new material could have applications in the automobile industry, and could reduce material demands worldwide.

Source: ideaconnection.comAdded: 24 November 2011