#<p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-8082" alt="Diamond nanothreads, Penn" src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/diamonds.jpg" width="330" height="311" />A team of researchers at Penn State University said it has produced ultrathin diamond nanothreads that could just possibly lead to the production of a space elevator between earth and the moon.</p>
<p>John V Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn, said: “One of our wildest dreams for the nanomaterials we are developing is that they could be used to make the super-strong, lightweight cables that would make possible the construction of a “space elevator”, which so far has existed only as a science-fiction idea.”</p>
<p>The discovery shows that the nanothreads include a long strand of carbon atomswhich resemble the fundamental unit of a diamond. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/diamond-nanothreads-could-lift-us-to-space/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a></p><div class="feedflare">
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