Chinese scientists say they have the key to building a space elevator. A what?

  • It may sound like science fiction, but the idea has been around for more than a century
PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 November, 2018, 12:01am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 November, 2018, 2:32am

 

Chinese scientists have developed a carbon nanotube fibre they say is strong enough to be used to build a space elevator. The Tsinghua University research team patented the technology and published part of their research in the journal Nature Nanotechnology earlier this year.

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