Nanomaterials on Earth and Beyond Series
This article only glances over the many ways in which nanotechnology is changing how things are built on earth and a few ideas on how it can help our journey into space. Advances in nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes are setting the precedence for making light weight solar sails, advanced energy storage devices, star-trek like tri-coders, and the space elevator. Nanomaterials injected into concrete and steel has resulted in high strength and light-weight materials that can withstand harsh conditions on earth and elsewhere. Several research and development activities around the world are constantly improving these materials’ properties and introducing several new nanotechnology-based products.
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