Oooh shiny! This 20 carat gold nugget can float on your cappuccino foam!

Grabby hands! Gimme gimme gimme!

Even when it seems unbelievable: this is a genuine photograph, in which nothing has been faked. The 20 carats gold foam is lighter than milk foam. Credit: Gustav Nyström and Raffaele Mezzenga /ETH Zurich
Even when it seems unbelievable: this is a genuine photograph, in which nothing has been faked. The 20 carats gold foam is lighter than milk foam. Credit: Gustav Nyström and Raffaele Mezzenga /ETH Zurich

Take a 20 carat nugget of gold and try to make it float in your coffee. Impossible, right? Not anymore!

Swiss researchers have succeeded in created real gold that is so light it can float on the milk foam in your morning cup of cappuccino. As a matter of fact, it’s so light it can even balance on the tip of a feather or on the petals of a dainty flower.

It’s actually made up of a three-dimensional porous mesh of gold – or aerogel foam, and is a thousand times lighter than conventional gold alloys. In other words, it’s lighter than water and almost as light as air!

Check it out!

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