Researchers claim to have created the world’s lightest material, which consists of tiny hollow metallic tubes, “the walls of which are 1,000 times thinner than those of a human hair — arranged into a criss-crossing diagonal pattern with small open spaces between them.” Video after the break.

The researchers say the material, which consists of 99.99 per cent air, is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and has ‘extraordinarily high energy absorption’ properties — a metal which can sit atop a dandelion without even crushing its seeds.

[via DailyMail]