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  • In the usual way it would be "no contest" in a trial between hyperfilament and ordinary steel.

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  • Over the years it had become something of a talisman; it was still one of the most effective ways of demonstrating the properties of hyperfilament, and whenever he left it behind he almost invariably found that he needed it.

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  • Fifty kilometres eastwards of Ashoka Station floated the huge industrial complex which processed the weightless - but not mass-less - megatons of raw material and converted them into hyperfilament.

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  • Now the deep-space factories can manufacture virtually unlimited quantities of hyperfilament.

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  • Indeed, apart from an internal core, and the strips of plastic interleaving that separated the hundreds of layers, the cone was made of nothing but a tapering hyperfilament thread - forty thousand kilometres of it.

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  • The Jeweller's Association of Amsterdam had sourly pointed out that (a) hyperfilament wasn't diamond at all (b) if it was, then the Tower weighed five times ten to the fifteen carats.

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  • After all the times he had cautioned others, he had grown careless and had managed to slash himself while demonstrating the properties of hyperfilament.

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  • "Before I strangle you in your own hyperfilament, Van," she continued, "why not?"

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  • As I understand it, hyperfilament was developed for construction purposes, especially bridges.

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  • You may not realise that there's still a vast amount of research involved in half-a-dozen fields - mass production of the hyperfilament material, stability and control problems - I could go on all night. "

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