small plans: nanotechnology for the building industry

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Nano skyscrapers may precede space elevator

Liftport, a space-infrastucture company, has been among those who support construction of a space elevator, a long thin cable made of carbon nanotubes anchored to a platform or ship at sea and extending out into space. Held in place by the earth's rotation, the space elevator, with the help of robots, would ferry materials to outer space. The carbon nanotube ribbon that is central to building an elevator to space will actually have more practical and immediate applications. more @