Carbon nanotubesocks

As a knitter and weaver, I think this is pretty darn nifty: Carbon Nanotube Yarn. Yes, I know, the major developments using this yarn will be things like biotechnical (materials for internal permanent braces/splints, artificial organs, and so forth), structural forms, and electronics. My first thoughts?

A woven space elevator. A huge doublewoven nanotube.

Knitted chain mail. Seriously, wouldn’t you feel better if your dainties were encased in impermeable mesh before commuting? (Er. Other than synthetic nylon, I mean. That wouldn’t stop an evil knight.)

Knitting artificial organs like Knitty’s uterus.

See, the possibilities are endless. Truly, I love science.


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