Carbon nanotubes are thinner than a human hair, stronger than steel and incredibly light.
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A novel instrument capable of detecting single molecules of explosives such as TNT has been built using carbon nanotubes and, strangely, bee venom proteins. The detector draws upon the discovery that carbon nanotubes emit a specific spectrum of infra-red light depending on the chemical environment. Carbon nanotubes, by themselves, are not able to detect TNT. […]