carbon nanotubes

None More Black?

The Big Deal About Small Stuff

How is the world of nanotechnology different from the macro scale? We look at how nanotech could shape the future of everything from computing to medicine.

Indestructible Materialism

Why is the idea of an indestructible material so attractive? Is there actually such a thing? What are some materials that, while not indestructible, might have very special properties?

The Big Deal About Little Scrolls

Scientists in Stockholm have made an Archimedean scroll out of modified graphene. Read about graphene scroll in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Do Space Elevators Play Space Muzak?

What is a space elevator? How would a space elevator work? Why might we never be able to build a working space elevator?