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New carbon nanotube technology could be used to build 22,300-mile long space elevator
by William Atkins, updated 2007-01-06 09:15:49
The Space Elevator—an elevator that would go up and down between the Earth’s surface and a point in space above the Earth—has been a topic of science and science fiction for years. However, no materials existed that were strong enough to actually build it. In the twenty-first century, that is no longer the case.
Novel Compounds From Plants Could Replace Petrochemicals
by Sue Cartledge, updated 2008-05-16 19:57:20
Australian scientists have been working on developing novel compounds from plants that could replace petrochemicals to produce plastics, paints, and cosmetics.