Support Marketplace

A different series of tubes

Carbon nanotubes are thinner than a strand of hair and are being tested to power extremely small motors. The BBC reports: "Carbon nanotubes have only recently been identified by scientists; they are 'straws' made only of atoms of carbon linked together in hexagons. They have remarkable physical properties - being more than 100 times stronger than steel." Hexagons 100 times stronger than steel? I thought such strength was only reserved for parallelograms. Rejoice!

About the author

John Moe is the host of Marketplace Tech Report, where he provides an insightful overview of the latest tech news.

Comments

I agree to American Public Media's Terms and Conditions.
With Generous Support From...