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Lucy In The Sky With Carbon

Carbon nanotubes, that is
 
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One of the more futuristic and outlandish applications of carbon nanotubes is in creating cables, strong enough, yet light enough to make a space elevator possible, for instance.

An entirely different application might be the creation of colossal skyways, say for instance, from the top of Everest out for hundreds if not thousands of miles

theircompetitor, Mar 24 2006

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       "Cellophane towers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head. "
normzone, Mar 24 2006
  

       "Where flocking cone people eat marshmallow pies, Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers"
po, Mar 24 2006
  

       Everest isn't much taller than the surrounding mountains, all of which sit on an elevated plateau, pretty much in the middle of nowhere useful. But that was a for-instance.   

       A skyway is a form of suspension bridge. Bridge designers are probably keeping an eye on developments on carbon nanotubes and carbon fiber, already.
baconbrain, Mar 26 2006
  

       It'll all end in tears when a neutrino impacts a C nucleus in a critical C=C bond.
ConsulFlaminicus, Mar 27 2006
  

       Hmmm....
RayfordSteele, Mar 28 2006
  

       /when a neutrino impacts a C nucleus/   

       "The girl with collide-o-scope eyes".
egbert, Mar 28 2006
  

       for some strange reason the neutrino comment made me think of the following:   

       If Hawking radiation really exists, wouldn't the occasional particle wind up outside Shroedinger's box, amd tell us if the cat is alive?
theircompetitor, Mar 28 2006
  

       Carbon fiber is often mentioned in the same breath as space elevator. I am not too clear on what these skyways are. What is a carbon fiber skyway?
bungston, Mar 29 2006
  

       I'm talking about a ski lift stretching for a thousand miles
theircompetitor, Mar 29 2006
  

       Since diamonds are carbon, "Lucy in the sky with carbon nano tubes" would be a more distinct title.
popbottle, Jan 23 2017
  

       Curvature of the surface of the Earth?
notexactly, Jan 27 2017
  

       Tha'll be one kick-ass flying fox. Oxygen even.
wjt, Jan 28 2017
  
      
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