The Tape Measure Space Elevator
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This paper begins by explaining that the tape measure can be improved by making it more flexible. This discussion triggers a description of carbon bonding, also known as carbon nanontubes. From this rational base, the author proceeds to create a carbon nanotube tape measure with space exploration applications, to be known as a tape measure space elevator. Finally, the paper leaps to the development and marketing of this innovation for applications in areas such as science, construction, travel and meteorology.
From the Paper:"The tape measure and space elevator would be a relatively expensive production item. In addition, given the applications of interstellar travel suggested, it would be wise to unveil this on the market with no small degree of regulatory oversight and commercial restraint. Therefore, it is essentially necessary that the item be associated with service orientation and not product ownership. The idea of mass marketing an item of this magnitude of potential power could be very dangerous."
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- Young, Kelli. (2006). Even on the Ground, space elevators may have uses. New Scientist Space. Online at < http://www.newscientistspace.com/article/dn10161-even-on-the-ground-space elevators-may-have-uses.html>.
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