A few months ago I linked to this development in the creation of synthetic setae far better than those of geckos: http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,68639,00.html In the time since, I've done some research, corresponded with the team leader involved with the linked research and then came up with a new idea. Ok, picture a rubber sheet, or eventually a flexible diamond-like carbon compound, on this sheet are setae, on the ends of the setae are spatulae, on the ends of the spatulae are carbon nanotubes, sizes ranging from 50nm or so in diameter down to 0.4nm(Allowing the majority of the spatulae's tips to be covered in nanotubes, without wasted space in between them.) Now for my idea, the carbon nanotubes end in C=C=C string hairs. My question is, since I can't find anything on them, are there such things as C=C=C strings? Picture carbon atoms linked together like a pearl necklace. One atom in diameter, and of any required length. Second question, if they exist, are C=C=C strings hydrophobic?