Enzymes in White Blood Cells Break Down the Bonds of Carbon Nano-Tube Structures


By Lance Winslow


There has always been a lot of concern about the manufacturing of materials such as carbon nano-tube structures. The problem is that at the molecular level the particles are so tiny it's almost impossible to keep them from escaping. They are also quite small and could easily get into your lungs if you simply took a breath, and they would not easily fall to the ground because they would be so light weight, that the wind could take them and make them fly away with just a small breeze.


After the asbestos scare, the EPA and scientist are quite concerned about the manufacturing of carbon nano-tube structures. Fortunately, just recently the Swiss have discovered that an enzyme which is found in white blood cells breaks down the carbon nano-tube structures into their basic elements; oxygen and carbon. Imagine if you will, what this means? No need to worry about these particles getting into your body anymore.


It means we can collect the CO2 coming out of the exhaust stacks of coal fired energy generation plants, and then use that carbon to make carbon nano-tubes. Then those carbon nano-tube sheets can be used to make cars, trucks, ships, airplanes, houses, and buildings lighter, stronger, and even give them electrical properties. This is an unbelievable break-through, however, it barely made the major media headlines.


There are of course Military Implications, for instance using reactive two-stage precision attacks using white blood cell enzymes on first hit, followed in the exact location later with second hit. It also means that enemy UAVs made of this material can be taken out by using flocks of birds for bird strikes, then conventional weapons after that.


Speaking of which does this mean we have to tear down the wings of an airliner made of carbon nano-tube composites involved in major bird strikes to protect the structural integrity of those surfaces and the aircraft itself - could be? Although birds do not have that much blood in them compared to other mammals like pigs, cows, and other large animals.


But one thing for sure, it means that carbon nano-tubes are definitely "in" our future. It means that our cars will weigh less than a third of what they do today, and without all that weight they will get better gas mileage, easily surpassing the 35 miles per gallon which the Obama Administration recently put into force as the average Café Standards acceptable for automobile manufacturers and cars sold in the US. It also means that we can reduce our over the road truck fuel usage by almost half.


It means that our carbon footprint for airliners will be significantly reduced. It also means that your house will be stronger and it won't fall down in an earthquake because the roof will be superlight and super-strong and nothing can fall on you, which might crush you. I hope you will please consider all this.




By Lance Winslow


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