Once upon a time, Arthur C Clarke wrote a story describing how the orbits of communications satellites should be configured. This prevented the usual greedy bastards getting "ownership" of this very useful idea and exploiting it in their usual way.

Not that we've anything against real invention, origination. Just that humanity needs this technology and has already done a pretty good job of dreaming up things to do with materials like carbon nanotubes. This site exists to highlight ideas that are already in the public domain.

Mere improvement of technology by using CNT''s does not constitute the kind of innovation that patent law was designed to reward. For example, the infinite-ratio gearbox, which uses moveable cones with a band around them .. it is no real creation to now realise that there's finally a workable material from which a sufficiently strong band can be made.

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