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Carbon Nanotubes Can’t Handle a Space Elevator
According to new research, one flat could ruin the whole thing. Bummer.
Now on Kickstarter: The First Steps Toward a Lunar Space Elevator
There’s only one it’s-the-future-why-don’t-we-have-x trope that rivals the flying car, and that’s the space elevator. (First proposed in 1895, it...
Japanese Construction Company Plans Space Elevator By 2050
Space elevators have been our shared dream for years, but like other promising technologies of the future, they’re just concepts...
Skeeter-Zapping Laser Entrepreneur Turns Sights on Space Power
LaserMotive plans to beam power to drones, and eventually deliver solar power from space to Earth
LaserMotive is First Ever Prize Winner in Space Elevator Games
The team's robot stands to win $900,000 from NASA for climbing a ribbon nearly a kilometer long
NASA’s Space Elevator Games Challenge Research Teams to Beam Up the Energy
Elevator vehicles crawling up a tether can only use propulsion beamed from the ground
Will the First Elevator to Space Be Inflatable?
A new approach moves away from nanotubes in favor of readily available pneumatic modules inflated with helium
Mothers, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cattle Rustlers
Because nowadays it's easier for them to get caught
Dude, Where’s My Flying Car (and Jetpack and Armies of Robots)?
We take a look at yesterday's beloved technologies of tomorrow (good news, they're on the way!)
Will the Japanese be the first to elevate to space?