Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon NanotubesCourtesy Mstroeck
Ah, the potential uses of carbon nanotubes. You could make bullet-stopping combat jackets, stronger cement, stronger and lighter sports equipment, a space elevator, or.......a cupid. A student from Brigham Young University made a teeny cupid using carbon nanotubes. Though this cupid may not impact society the way a space elevator would, it's still pretty amazing how researchers are able to create things using such tiny building blocks.

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Camden. A Lang's picture
Camden. A Lang says:

If the it can make bulletproof jackets then why does'nt the military use this stuff?

posted on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 3:50pm
kso's picture
kso says:

The military has a huge research and development department, and is undoubtedly working on this.

posted on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 8:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The military already has this, and it's already illegal for citizens to own. The government does reserve the right to kill anyone for any reason and bullet proof vests just slow down the process.

posted on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 12:14am
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cmccarthy says:

You can learn more about nano at http://www.whatisnano.org/

posted on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:00am

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