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These Tiny Diamond Nanothreads Could Someday Support A Space Elevator

These Tiny Diamond Nanothreads Could Someday Support A Space Elevator

A team of scientists just strung heaps of the world’s smallest diamonds into superstrong nanothreads. That makes for one impressive (and basically invisible) necklace, but the applications of these nanothreads don’t end there. They could someday help string up a lift to space — just like in science fiction.