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In this short video, adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, Neil deGrasse Tyson describes the amazing tensile strength of carbon nanotubes and how they might be used to construct a space elevator. Animations show different forms of carbon. The video includes clips from an experiment that uses the forces between nanotubes to bind them into a long filament.

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    Informal Education,Higher Education,NSDL,Other Sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090605214050146T,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Condensed Matter,Modern Physics,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physics

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