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What was the tough material shown on Tomorrows World in the late 80s?

  1. Sep 7, 2011 #1
    Hi all,

    I have search far and wide for this answer and could not find it.

    During the late 80's and early 90's Carbon 60 or Buckminsterfullerene & Graphene(I think) were a hot topic. In BBC's tomorrows world they demonstrated a safe made out of a material, which I think was one of those two but cannot be sure. The texture of the safe was a slight lumpy surface and black in colour.

    - This safe was Dropped from 20-30 stories high,
    - Drilled until the bits wore out the bit down to the chuck almost.
    - A heavy duty concrete disk cutter was worn right down to the last remaining blade part.
    - And not a scratch on the safe.
    - Then put into a furnace of 11000 degrees C for 6 hours.

    After all this the safe was opened and the paper documents inside were in one piece.

    I want to find out more about this can anyone help? Or is there a video clip of this out there somewhere.

    Many Thanks.
     
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