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The space elevator

This isn't exactly information technology, but it sure is cool. This from the SJMN this morning:

A three-day competition at the NASA Ames Research Center, which wrapped up Sunday, brought together callow college students and grizzled engineering hobbyists to design a ``space elevator'' -- a platform rising beyond the Earth's atmosphere along a super-strong ribbon of carbon ``nanotubes'' that could, one day, carry cargo into space much more cheaply than rockets.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Oct 25, 2005 at 12:15 PM


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