New Paper Technology is 500 Times Stronger Than Steel

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dstevens

This is teh second time Max PC has reported on this technology.

I can see some interesting things happening with this in our future.

Buy stock in the company developing this.

You can make everything from Cars to armor to houses to laptops.

Chemically combined properly these can be the core of any surface.

and we can use them as a speaker technology....

oh yeah and they get to be about 70*C.... CHEAP digitally controlled inalid Floor or wall heating anyone?

Keep it coming plz... 

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mls067

I'm thinking "Finaly, some toilet paper you can't poke your finger though", but that's just me ;-)

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Lord Omega

XD. I was more thinking along the lines of some paper that you don't blow your nose through, but I guess that works too.

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sirphunkee

you've never seen my finger...

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Superfly

wow cool stuff, as long as it's cheaper than steel it's a step in the right direction

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bloodgain

Don't worry, Redwood National Park is safe, tree-hugger.  Carbon nanotubes aren't made from trees (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_nanotube#Synthesis).

By the way, though, logging as an industry is not doing the damage the global warming alarmists and environmentalists would have you think.  The current incarnation of the logging industry has actually increased the number of trees.  It's the people clearcutting rainforests we need to counterbalance with new planting, and not just for the sake of trees, but for the unique rainforest ecosystem.

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zodi

I don't know why they just don't use interleaved phone books like on mythbusters.  100% recyclable.  After all it took two tanks to pull them apart.  8000 pounds of force.

 Plus after all how many times do we really use the yellow pages.

 This technology however looks very interesting for body armor and other building materials.  Question I have i s how flamable is it.

 

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kevjohn

Nanocondoms.

Uhh, king-sized of course.

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c8503

I agree that armor is going to be a primary research area. PPE strength to weight ratios are in desperate need of improvement as many of the people I know working in Iraq dont wear their gear cause its straight up too heavy.

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horzo

I wonder if that stuff is recyclable.

 

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CrimsonKnight13

Not exactly the best news since it means more trees being cut down... unless they vow to used only recycled paper.

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