The material known as mithril has been in the fantasy genre for ages. Players of World of Warcraft and readers of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy are familiar with it’s properties: “lighter than air, but tougher than dragon scales.”
It’s fantasy no more….
Actually it goes by another name: Aerogel. Aerogel is a low density material that consist of 99.8% air, but is considered to be one of the strongest materials on our planet. Perhaps even out of our planet considering it’s continual application into NASA’s research and designs. Almost 1000 times lower density than glass it’s extremely resistant to hot temperatures, extreme weights, and is almost as transparent as glass.
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