Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Space Elevator

Yesterday Japanese scientists revealed a plan to build a space elevator. According to an article, "The plan calls for the use of carbon nanotubes attached to a fixed platform in orbit and extending to a base station on Earth."

I thought this was particularly interesting given the fact that Edutopia is running an article this month on technologies that science students can use to explore outer space from their classrooms.

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