Bioethics, technology

>Texas leads in nanotech armor

>Betterhumans (“forward thinkers discussing, celebrating and creating the future”) reports that another Texas researcher is a leader in biotech.

University of Texas’ nanotechnologist Ray Baughman has learned to spin a new yarn from carbon nanotubules. It appears that the yarn contracts when stimulated with electricity and is expected to be strong enough to serve as armor. he has a contract with the Pentagon to produce “exoskeletons” for soldiers. More from Spiegal Online International.

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2 thoughts on “>Texas leads in nanotech armor

  1. >Contract when stimulated with electricity? And return to its origional shape?Let the military pay to develop this, but I see much potential for artificial limbs. If someone works out a safe and reliable way to interface nerve to cable, this could be almost as good as the real thing. Stronger, but less sensetive.

    Posted by Suricou Raven | January 27, 2007, 11:50 am
  2. >Cool, isn't it?

    Posted by LifeEthics.org | January 27, 2007, 4:08 pm

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