Creating Straightened Carbon Nanotube Ribbons (image) North Carolina State University Caption Researchers used a rotating spool to create ribbon-like composite material that have a high percentage of carbon nanotubes, for use in products from airplanes to bicycles. Credit Yuntian Zhu, North Carolina State University Usage Restrictions Image credit must be given. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.