This might not be news to some, but for those that it is...  Amazing.  Imagine a super light material that could be both frame AND battery.  Imagine hours of electric flight time with a quad.  Or even one hour.  

New lighter-than-air material may be Holy Grail for batteries

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Comment by james sowell on July 26, 2012 at 8:55am
Comment by Nick Mann on July 26, 2012 at 8:58am

Thanks James.  This is exciting stuff.

Comment by james sowell on July 26, 2012 at 9:03am

when are we going to see some ?

Comment by Dave Wicks on July 26, 2012 at 9:27am
We need big business to fast track the industrial application research, this could also be the holy grail for electric vehicles, very exciting!!
Comment by R. D. Starwalt on July 26, 2012 at 9:54am

There have been several announcements similar to this lately and it is always encouraging.

Perhaps the material could serve as a conductor and structural support?

That would elminate the need for power cabling if it can handle sufficient current and maintain structural shape.

I will go out on a limb and say 5 years will pass before we see any products from this - if any at all.

Comment by Dan Neault on July 26, 2012 at 10:00am

Forget Quads, I want a 300hp motorcycle that will go 3000km per charge :) :)

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