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    Google X Tried To Build a Space Elevator with Carbon Nanotubes

    by | Industrial
    Mentioned Companies: BAYN, GOOG, IBM

    Google X (GOOG) recently confirmed they were working on creating a space elevator, a cable attached to a satellite that sits tens of thousands of miles above Earth. The elevator would be built out of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and require less energy than a spacecraft, reducing the cost of space travel. Unfortunately, the project was put on “deep freeze.” Google realized that current fabrication techniques limit CNT length to less than a meter.