Archive | January, 2000

2000-01-03 – The Floating Island problem- The overall design

The structure of the system is not overly critical from a survival point of view, however, it will be safer and more desirable to maintain some rules. Stability for heavy communal areas will be interesting, too. Such things as industrial lathes and the like will require massive amounts of extra support. From Wayne Gramlich’s page […]

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2000-01-02 – The Floating Island problem- The actual construction idea

Ok, this is where the philosophy ends, and real physics and experimentation starts! So, there are two ideas in the main, seacrete, and plastic cups. Seacrete is unlikely to be as useful as we hoped. Recent experiments show that the accretion rate is too slow for anything, and uses the sum of the power from […]

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2000-01-01 – The Floating Island problem

Ok, I might get flamed for not knowing the correct name of this mooted installation, but hopefully not! (Tends towards the name “Aquarius Rising”, which sounds so New Age.) It has been postulated that the way into space is via the sea. This may sound silly, but there are a number of good reasons. Firstly, […]

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