Snail-paced space elevator
Future generations might have a chance to experience Earth's orbit by simply taking an elevator ride. When Tim Hornyak wrote of one Japanese company's plans to create a space lift as early as 2050, readers responded en masse with excitement -- and some skepticism.
"Can't we just try to figure out something simple like how to make a truly self-cleaning litter box or a window that never gets dirty? Those of you with cats will understand about the litter box." CNET commenter Elliottdp wrote.
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December 20, 2012 10:40 AM PST
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