Nanotech Breakthrough: Nanotube Woven Into Commercially-Viable Yarn

Here’s a cool photograph of “the first macroscopic, commercially usable boron nitride nanotubes”, spun into a piece of BNNT “yarn”.

Visible to the naked eye, these nanotubes are now long enough to be woven into fibers, “and thus capable of being used for a vast number of commercial applications.” While it’s small in size, it’s being hailed as a significant sign of “the coming of the one technology that can definitively (in theory) bring about abundance…within a decade or less from the time when we get a complete grasp on its use as a production technology.”


  • Casey Sullivan
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