Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > News > Elevator To The Top

June 18th, 2006

Elevator To The Top

Abstract:
Today, some clear-headed scientists ... want to create an elevator that extends from a platform on the Pacific Ocean up to an orbiting satellite.

Such a "vertical railroad," as Clarke called it, could open up a new economy for space exploration, travel and business, says Marc Schwager of the nonprofit Spaceward Foundation. "The economics are very convincing," Schwager said.

Source:
investors.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Using quantum Parrondo’s random walks for encryption: Asst Prof Kang Hao Cheong and his research team from SUTD have set out to apply concepts from quantum Parrondo’s paradox in search of a working protocol for semiclassical encryption October 15th, 2021

Cellular environments shape molecular architecture: Researchers glean a more complete picture of a structure called the nuclear pore complex by studying it directly inside cells October 15th, 2021

How to program DNA robots to poke and prod cell membranes: A discovery of how to build little blocks out of DNA and get them to stick to lipids has implications for biosensing and mRNA vaccines October 15th, 2021

Molecular Sciences Software Institute receives $15 million grant from National Science Foundation October 15th, 2021

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes/Nanorods

Graphene nanotubes provide a shortcut to add conductivity to powder coatings October 1st, 2021

Scientists demonstrate pathway to forerunner of nanotubes that could lead to widespread industrial fabrication September 17th, 2021

From anti-icing coatings to protection of containers with flammable liquids: heating films with graphene nanotubes enter the market August 20th, 2021

Submerged sensors to control wearable electronics: Scientists in Korea make hand-drawn and flexible pressure sensors that can control a phone from underwater August 18th, 2021

Aerospace/Space

The National Space Society Mourns the Passing of Robert Krone, Founder of the Kepler Space Institute: Krone's Visionary and Humanistic Approach to the Study of Space Communities and Settlement Was Unique September 22nd, 2021

Scientists demonstrate pathway to forerunner of nanotubes that could lead to widespread industrial fabrication September 17th, 2021

The National Space Society Joins the Progressive Policy Institute in Supporting Rapid Development of Space Solar Power: Orbiting Solar Power Stations Would Help to Save the Environment August 20th, 2021

From anti-icing coatings to protection of containers with flammable liquids: heating films with graphene nanotubes enter the market August 20th, 2021

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project