Oh, of course.
You can even get free passage through borders and a berth on our Jupitarean ship. Not like we're gonna have a lack of space >_> The ratio of surface are of earth to volume of Jupiter is 2805521.49
Just a thought, when you pull a geko off a wall at a 90 degree angle to where it's feet are - and it's trying it's hardest to hold on... it takes a little effort to pull it off, but compared to 280 lb it's nothing. They must use only a tiny amount of their setae... tiny tiny amout.. It makes me want to know all the more how they control the use of their setae...
p.s. I'm joining the CNT bandwagon now! I don't know how I could possibly have not come across it before, but now I've seen it, I see its even cooler than bucky balls!
Actually, they go hand in hand.
A SWCNT is effectively a stretched buckeyball. Though, SWCNTs can have 'endcaps' of a hemisphere of buckeyball. So SWNCT can also be used as capsules like buckyballs.
NOTE: It's thought that the only possible means of storing anti-matter other than in a mag bottle (Which requires a ridiculous amount of energy to maintain) is inside of a fullerene (Read: Buckyball/SWCNT) due to the mutual atomic repulsive forces. (Which, yes, still affect opposite-state matter)
Thus they never get a chance to mutually anhilate themselves.
And, hey, we've yet to even DEVISE a theoretical substance harder than aggragated diamond nanorods. (Solid hydrogen doesn't count)
The reason the gecko wouldn't use all of the setae available to it is most likely because it would be ripped apart – or simply would not be able to unstick itself
Anyway, I had written a long reply about something else, but it didn't submit, and no information was retained of the send in that laptop (not to mention I had to reset the browser I was using, and have hijacked another comp)
just go down until you see the carbon nanotube description.
Why doesnt that company sell the SWCNTs then, if they really are that expensive?
because you need massive tons of force and fuel just to make a small amount and if that small amount was sold to the public then there wouldn't be enough for construction and other projects
They are the only company in the world that can mass produce near perfect nanotubes, and are legally the only company in the world who can create nanotubes using the techniques they've developed. And let's just say the FBI is going to get rather pissy if the nanotubes get to ANYONE that they didn't O-K.
And, they do sell em. Just you need to be vetted rather... thoroughly... before you can be sold em.