Sunday, August 21, 2005

Carbon Tube Sheets May Have Many Uses

Carbon Tube Sheets May Have Many Uses - Yahoo! News
Transparent sheets made from minute carbon tubes may have uses ranging from artificial muscles to light-producing displays to electronic sensors, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The researchers developed tiny carbon tubes, too small to see with the naked eye, and worked out a system to weave trillions of them into sheets about two inches wide and three feet long.

The sheets are stronger than equivalent steel or mylar, can carry electricity and produce polarized light.

Holy crap! A three foot long strip of nanotubes? I wonder how long before we can have those sweet trench coats those Japs were sporting in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man? For the uniformed reader, those Jap dudes with the snarky trench coats were nothing more than thinly disguised agents of the evil Sony corporation. You buy mini disc now!


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