Foam is such a simple thing to produce; it is common in nature and intriguing in molecular make-up, consisting of 95% or more of air. This means it is very lightweight and thus, it has unique advantages for making strong and super low weight material. In fact, NASA came up with a very strong type of foam, they call it; NASA Foam. Its properties make it both robust and nearly weightless in consistency. Low density, high strength, well you can understand all the happy engineers and material scientists.
Recently, this topic came up at the online think tank and it is our believe that along with grapheme coatings and carbon nano-tubes, with should be heavily invested in research and development in material foam science. Using, frequency wave manipulations, temperature, exotic materials and mathematical foam modeling at the molecular level, foam may prove to be just what we need to lighten up our aircraft, boats and vehicles, perhaps even private space craft.
Why is this important? Simple, less weight means less fuel expended, more cargo, greater range and smaller power plants; and that means better efficiency in all we do. But why stop there with transportation items. There are huge applications for military, infrastructures, alternative energy schemes, home building, and even our schools.
Stronger material, that are lighter have so many advantages for us. Lighter homes mean less robust foundations, less steel inside of concrete, better walls, bridges, aircraft wings, space craft, satellites, space stations. And what about automobiles, the lighter the less fuel they take; just imagine the possibilities.