Friday, 18 November 2011

Is a sub-two gram sleep mat within our grasp?

Unbelieveable as it sounds, resarchers in america have found a way to build a lattice out of tiny fibres that weighs an incredible 0.9mg per cubic cm. As a point of reference.. That's about one hundredth the weight of styrofoam.
As this material is a lattice, it apparently also has excellent insulative properties and although strong, also has some give. It also returns to it's former size after compression (they do state there is a little loss on the first use).

Working on standard mat size, say 180x90x1cm, then the mat would weigh less than two grams.

Now all we need is a name for stuff this light..