How could nanotechnology benefit the environment?



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    Carbon Nanotubes are so strong that it is theoretically possible to build a “Space-elevator” — a huge tower that goes all the way into outer space! — if we could get things into outer space without using rockets, we could use that energy and fuel for other purposes. We could even take waste and send it to the moon if we had a space elevator — but this might be more than 100 years from now in the future (maybe sooner)!  What we need to do for the environment (conserve) is more obvious than the things we could do with nanotechnology… Nanotechnology probably has more applications in medical science than it does in solving climate change or developing green technologies. That is not to say there are no applications. If you had a nano-robot that could eat up plastics and hasted them to biodegrade, for example.

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