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Future planes, cars may be made of 'buckypaper'

There are 6 comments on the www.myfoxny.com story from Oct 18, 2008, titled Future planes, cars may be made of 'buckypaper'. In it, www.myfoxny.com reports that:

Buckypaper is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. Unlike conventional composite materials, though, it conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass.

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Anti-Shadow Rai

Simcoe, Canada

#1 Oct 19, 2008
If both towers of the WTC had been made out of buckypaper, could they have resisted the impact and intense heat of the airplanes ?
But then again, if those same airplanes had been made out of buckypaper too, they would have been strong enough to dent the towers.
Forget about it...
brush lee

United States

#2 Oct 20, 2008
how many funky bucky's does a car cost?

“meow”

Since: Apr 07

Madison, Wisconsin(The Town )

#3 Oct 20, 2008
If the buckypaper conducts, what would happen to the plane if it was struck by lightening? Would it be more likely to burn up?
Michael Crichton

Simcoe, Canada

#4 Oct 21, 2008
phoenixcat wrote:
If the buckypaper conducts, what would happen to the plane if it was struck by lightening? Would it be more likely to burn up?
Hey, that's a great idea for a technothriller ! Thanks !

“meow”

Since: Apr 07

Madison, Wisconsin(The Town )

#5 Nov 11, 2008
Michael Crichton wrote:
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Hey, that's a great idea for a technothriller ! Thanks !
Your Welcome!
whitehammer

Platteville, WI

#6 Nov 11, 2008
will it make good obanana butt wipes

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