Leaving the world of electronics, nanotechnology suggests incredible opportunities. Some scientific research in progress in the field may well change our immediate environment in the coming years.

To recall, a nanotube is a structure made up of atoms arranged in a geometric fashion. Nanotubes are invisible as they are separated by more than one wavelength, 5 micrometers, and are as light as they are ultra strong.

Specialized in nanotechnology, the Italian researcher from the Polytechnic of Turin Nicolas Pugno calculated the number of nanotubes needed to support the weight of a man. According to him, this feat would be made possible by arranging these nanotubes to form a cable one centimeter in diameter, invisible and weighing only 10 milligrams per kilometer.

Note that this researcher had already distinguished himself in recent years with projectsspace elevator and high adhesion combination to enable an individual to move on vertical surfaces in the manner of Spiderman, also projects based on the use of nanotubes ...

invisible bearing structures, incredibly light and strong, supporting the weight of a man or more ... ability to move in space vertically ... In a few years a new field of possibilities could s' offer architects, traditional benchmarks splintered, old dreams come true ...

sources: Bestofmicro, Futura Sciences et New Scientist

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