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The material is called graphene aerogel, and it is so light that it can be balanced on the top of a flower.
Researchers believe that graphene aeroge could be an extremely handy material for cleaning up oil spills because it can absorb up to 900 times its own weight.
They envision a future where graphene aeroge can be deployed to an oil spill, absorb as much oil as it can, then be squeezed out and deployed again.
The material could even eventually be used as insulation, and in the creation of lighter, more powerful batteries.