University of Texas researchers are greatly improving the manufacturability of carbon nanotubes. From Slashdot:
Producable at a rate comparable to commercial wool spinning, the transparent cloth has exceedingly high conductivity, flexibility, has huge surface area to volume ratios, can potentially be made into very effective OLEDs and thin-film photovoltaic cells, and outperforms even our best bulk materials (such as Mylar and Kevlar) at strength normalized to weight. It strongly absorbs microwaves for localized heating (leading to applications in seamless microwave welding of sections and even windshield warming), changes conductivity little over a wide temperature range (very useful in sensors), and is expected to be used in commercial applications very soon.
And did we mention that this miracle material can also be used as a super-absorbant diaper, a flying cape, and can even teach fish to read? Order yours today, before the lab assistants take off with all the supplies.