Can "buckypaper" solve the energy crunch?

10/20/2008 | Wired magazine

A material that is feather-light but strong as steel is the holy grail of nanotechnology. "Buckypaper" -- which looks like old-fashioned carbon paper -- has been long promoted as that miracle material. Now scientists at Florida State University say they've come up with a way to make it super-strong at a reasonable cost. If they're right, planes and cars could shed an enormous amount of weight and use far less fuel.

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