In this short video, adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, Neil deGrasse Tyson describes the amazing tensile strength of carbon nanotubes and how they might be used to construct a space elevator. Animations show different forms of carbon. The video includes clips from an experiment that uses the forces between nanotubes to bind them into a long filament.
Teacher's Domain. A Nanotube Space Elevator. Boston: Teacher's Domain, May 15, 2009. http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/oer08.sci.engin.systems.elevator/a-nanotube-space-elevator/ (accessed 26 January 2020).
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