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Photos: Cool gizmos on display

Pictured is part of the support structure for the space elevator. The space elevator is a proposed structure which, ideally, will keep a huge space station tethered to the Earth by a ribbon of . While the idea of the space elevator has been criticized by many, proponents say it's a test vehicle to show how carbon nanotubes will one day be used in the construction of bridges and/or buildings.

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