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Roswell Material Finally Released - Ultralite Metallic Microlattice - Lightest Material on Earth

Posted on the 21 November 2011 by Freeplanet @CUST0D1AN
Whether you believe aliens/ufos are careening around our skies, and sometimes crashing into the desert of Roswell, New Mexico, there are stories (from the late 1940's) of a material like 'aluminium foil' that can be crumpled up and return to its original shape.
Is this nickel microtubes material a sample of that crash debris, finally released from its National Security Redaction?

A demonstration of the ultra-light, low-density material described by Schaedler et al. recovering from compression, narrated by Brandon Bryn of the Science press package team. [Video courtesy of HRL Laboratories LLC]
After compression, "The lattice struts unfold and the sample expands. Buckled hollow tubes 'snap back' into their unbuckled states. The microlattice recovers 98% of its original height and little damage is noticeable."
Apparently, because this "ultralite metallic microlattice" is the lightest material on earth, when you throw a sheet of it in the air, it just floats down like snow. Weird.
Roswell material finally released - ultralite metallic microlattice - lightest material on earth

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