Sinclair Molecule Chain

A monofilament fiber, used for strength. (Read the full article)

"Oooh! I've been waiting for this one for SO long! Arthur C. Clarke called it "hyperfilament" in "The Fountains of Paradise" (and there's even a line about what a great cheese slicer it would make!) My favorite Niven use is in the Variable Sword that we see in the Ringworld stories. Also, William Gibson featured it in "Johnny Mnemonic": the Yakuza ninja had a spool of it in his artificial thumb (which had a weighted tip). He'd whip it around and slice his opponent into several sections. Charming, huh? "
(Chris Johnston 12/14/2007 5:17:54 AM )
"Chris, I had this item under another name, but I added the reference for hyperfilament. See also Niven's variable sword, from Ringworld."
( 12/16/2007 2:17:20 PM )
"Don't forget shigawire!"
(Ed 12/17/2007 7:46:59 AM )

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