The idea of building a space elevator by use of the centrifugal force due to earth's rotation has been around for quite some time.
Its only until now that Japan has the crazy balls to really PLAN to/and BUILD such a structure.
won't be suprise if they can make it... may be 1st proto type Gundam appear...
Intel C2D E8400, Gigabyte E45-UD3LR, Extreme Dark 2 X 2GB 1066FSB, ATI 4830 512MB DDR3, LG DVD Writer 22X Lighscribe, Creative X-Fi Elite Pro, Seagate 400 SATA, SAMSUNG 320 SATA , ATX Casing with 4x 12cm Fan, 1x 80cm Fan, ION 450Watt Power Supply, Samsung 2032MW 20" LCD TV, Creative DTT2500, Windows 7 Professional.
Intel C2D Q6600, GA P35-DS2L, Extreme Dark 2 X 2GB DDR1066, Xfx 9600GT 512MB DDR3, 18X LG DVD Writer SATA, WD 1TB Green 64MB, Cooler Master 330 with 700watt, LG Flatron W43 series LCD, Symphone Amp, Creative Megaworks 2.1, Windows 7 Pro.