It is so light, it’s said that this material can balance on a Dandelion without even deforming the individual seed heads. Engineering Materials finds out more about this modern day marvel.

More appealing than diamonds or gold, the world’s lightest solid matter is truly a one-of-a-kind substance. Developed by NASA scientists, this solid consists of 99.8% air – yet can tolerate extreme heat and support over 1,000 times its own weight.

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