Carbon Nano-Tube Construction For US Mail Boxes Needed - By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow

When I was young the juvenile delinquents at our school would take baseball bats and their cars and go mail box smashing. Interestingly, enough our more intelligent neighbors got sick and tired of replacing their mailboxes and thus, would make them into brick fortresses. As I grew up, I noticed that this still goes on today and my parents said that the same thing happened when they were kids.

Of course, sometimes there is poetic justice to all this, a Varsity Baseball player at our high-school broke his arm doing this once and sat out the entire season his senior year, everyone assumed he would be a recipient of a full-ride scholarship, instead he ended up in a cast and picking up trash on the freeway for a mild misdemeanor. In hindsight, that was really too bad, but he should have been trashing people's mailboxes anyway.

Now, we have new materials so folks could in the future be making their mailboxes out of Carbon Nano-Tubes which would 300 times stronger than those flimsy tin mail boxes and look almost identical, the kids would not be able to tell the difference and of course, you could always tell which kids were out mail box bashing because they would be the kids that were letting everyone sign their casts the rest of the quarter.

Indeed, Carbon Nano-Tube Construction for US Mail Boxes is not only needed, but it is an obvious application for this new high-tech material. In fact, I bet we see the within the next five years or more. And folks that solves that problem.

By Lance Winslow

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Comment by Dr. V.M.Sivakumar on November 26, 2009 at 5:15am
Yes, you are absolutely right!!!. Its interesting to see your post. Carbon nanotubes are finding more impact on applications in many field of science and technology. I am also working on carbon nanotubes. keep posting.

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