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The World's Lightest Metal

Matthew 11:29-30: "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

HRL Laboratories, owned by Boeing, startled the world years ago when they unveiled the lightest metal ever produced. More recently they're in the news again after Boeing released a video talking about what Popular Mechanics called one of the top 10 world-changing innovations of 2012.

I'm talking about microlattice – a metal that is so light, fluffy white dandelion seeds can hold it up. According to Popular Mechanics, the metal is a hundred times lighter than styrofoam packing peanuts and could be useful for medical applications and in the automotive and aerospace industries.

What makes this metal so light is answered in the Boeing video. HRL Laboratories' Sophia Yang compares microlattice to the basic composition of bones. While the outer structure of our bones is rigid and solid, the interior is filled with thin, lattice-like tissue. The outer walls of microlattice are only about one-one thousandth the width of a human hair.


As one news website correctly points out, "Bones are both strong and light due to this composition, and microlattice works on the same basic principle. It is made up of 99.99 percent air, so it's extremely light, but it has remarkable compression properties."

We have posted a link to Boeing's video at the Creation Moments website. Just search for "world's lightest metal." It's a good video, but we would have liked it even more if Boeing had given credit to our Creator for designing the bones that inspired HRL Laboratories to design the world's lightest metal!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, though evolutionists say that the designs we see in nature only appear to have been designed, I pray that more and more people will come to see how foolish such a statement really is. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Notes: Jeremy Laukkonen, "Lightest Metal Ever, Boeing’s Microlattice Weighs Less Than Styrofoam [Video]", Inquisitr, 10/13/15. Read more at and


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