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December 28th, 2010 at 10:35 am

First Space Elevator Could Be Made of Carbon Nanotubes

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The idea of a ‘space elevator’ has been around since the late 1800s. Until now, there wasn’t a material strong enough to build it. Then carbon nanotubes stepped in.

 

It’s official: everyone in the future will be made entirely out of carbon nanotubes. They may be able to cure cancer, they may be able to rewire our brains, they may be able to make synthetic skin. Basically, they may be able to replace an entire person. But once we’ve made all of these Carbon Nanotubians, what will they do all day?

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