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NASA's Centennial Challenges Program and the Spaceward Foundation will hold the 2009 Power-Beaming Challenge, part of Spaceward's Space Elevator Games, at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif, on July 14.
A space elevator prototype, featuring a broomstick, has shaken up scientistsâ€™ approach to the century-old idea.
Scientists in Japan and the United States say creating a so-called space elevator that can be used to visit space is a real possibility.
Japanese scientists are devoting themselves to cracking the greatest sci-fi vision of all: the space elevator.
Outer space will rocket into reality as â€œtheâ€ getaway of this century, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the University of Rome La Sapienza.
Nanotubes are the poster children of the nanotechnology revolution. These tiny carbon tubes â€“ less than 1/50,000 the diameter of a human hair â€“ possess novel properties that have researchers excitedly exploring dozens of potential applications ranging from transistors to space elevators.
Transparent sheets made from minute carbon tubes may have uses ranging from artificial muscles to light-producing displays to electronic sensors, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Inspired partly by science fiction, NASA scientists are seriously considering space elevators as a mass-transit system for the next century.Science@NASA -- "Yes, ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard NASA's Millennium-Two Space Elevator.
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