The final lens, Composite Materials, is defined as changing from uniform to composite materials. For instance, composite epoxy resin/carbon fiber golf club shafts are lighter, stronger, and more flexible than metal shafts.
• Reinforced concrete
• Honeycomb structures
• Airplanes and composites
• A cardboard box
Wood – The worlds best overall composite
Have you heard of the Space Elevator project for placing satellites in orbit without the need for rockets?
The space elevator “concept” has been around for a long time, but never practical until now.
The analogy is this; take a ball and string. If you tie the string to the ball and swing the ball around, the string will get tight and the ball remains at a fixed distance from your hand due to centrifugal force.
The earth is spinning around at a thousand miles an hour. If you had a really long string (50,000 miles) and a ball at the end of it and tied it to the ground, the same centrifugal force of the earth spinning around at a 1000 miles per hour would do the same thing; hold the string tight, straight upwards towards space!
Then satellites could crawl up the string and let go of themselves in orbit.
The problem is there’s never been a “string” material that is light enough and strong enough to not fall back to earth due to gravity – until now.
We have come full circle back the Buckminster Fuller. Throughout the history of modern science, carbon has only come in 2 forms; graphite and diamond. Now there is a 3rd. It is not new, it has always existed in nature but science has just missed it until now.
Bucky Balls were discovered in 1985 by Robert Curl, Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley at the University of Sussex and Rice University, and are named after Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Because this “new” form of carbon frighten resembles Buck’s geodesic dome, the scientists have named it Bucky Balls.
Bucky balls are the lightest and strongest material man has ever known. So strong and so light, the Space Elevator concept can become a reality. Along with a billion other new products.
Just Google Space Elevator; you’ll be amazed.