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Carbon aerogel `world`s lightest material` created

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 21:09

Zhejiang University in China announced in a statement that the ultra-light substance, called carbon aerogel, has a density of 0.16 milligrams per cubic centimetre, CBS News reported.

Carbon aerogel sets new record as world`s lightest substance

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 12:37

Chinese scientists have created the world`s lightest substance - a material so insubstantial that it can perch on the petals of a delicate flower without crushing them.

Pound of aerogel can ferry half tonne boatloads

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 17:42

A pound of aerogel, an amazing, ultra lightweight material, is enough to build a boat capable of carrying half tonne loads, says a study.