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Creator of the floating metal

Nikhil Gupta’s super strong, super light floating metal has created a buzz in the U.S.


Does the idea seem plausible that a metal can be lighter than water? Well, try dropping your gold or iron ring in a glass full of water and watch it mockingly settle in the bottom after a few seconds. Will you then trust a ship that’s made entirely with this ‘light’ metal, which on closer inspection looks perforated very much like a block of cheese?

While you might seriously think about jumping into another vessel, the US Army Research Laboratory apparently knew what they were doing.

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