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One giant lift for mankind

Science fiction authors have fantasised about an elevator that could reach into space since Arthur C Clarke’s A Fountain of Paradise. Now the discovery of carbon nanotubes could make fantasy a reality.

These threadlike structures, less than 1/50,000 the width of a hair, are stronger than steel: a string the size of a sewing thread could bear the weight of a car.

Full text on the Sunday Times website here, or read on.

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