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    Thread: Space Based Solar Power
Post: RE: Space Based Solar Power

I agree SBSP would be an optimal supply for many space stations and industries. Solar power articles on some of the tech pages I read material developments are leading to solar panels at about $1 ...
Pye-rate Real Space 4 10,973 12-09-2016, 06:34 AM
    Thread: transportation in a space colony
Post: RE: transportation in a space colony

Pedal power to the future!
Pye-rate Real Space 1 8,820 09-07-2016, 06:48 AM
    Thread: How big can a space colony get?
Post: RE: How big can a space colony get?

In my view you depend too much on industrial (mechanical) processes rather than energy processes. I would send a nickle-iron asteroid into a near solar orbit until it warmed to near melting point then...
Pye-rate Real Space 3 8,375 08-18-2016, 11:07 AM
    Thread: sneak peek at building printer
Post: RE: sneak peek at building printer

Now that's how it's done!
Pye-rate Dev Log 3 7,896 07-04-2016, 08:21 AM
    Thread: Glow roads
Post: Glow roads

I remember these from 1950's Sci-Fi novels. http://inhabitat.com/glow-in-the-dark-cement-could-illuminate-dark-highways-without-electricity/
Pye-rate Real Space 0 3,924 05-11-2016, 07:49 PM
    Thread: Spaceship design
Post: Spaceship design

Here is a course on real spaceship design.  How to get to your colony and much of it will be useful in how to build a colony. https://www.udemy.com/fundamentals-of-space-engineering-and-spacecraft-de...
Pye-rate Real Space 0 3,306 05-07-2016, 09:07 PM
    Thread: Meteor Armor
Post: RE: Meteor Armor

Another material that can do armor and radiation protection. http://phys.org/news/2016-04-metal-foam-obliterates-bullets.html
Pye-rate Real Space 2 6,068 04-06-2016, 04:30 PM
    Thread: Glassteel
Post: Glassteel

This glass is almost as strong as steel. http://gizmodo.com/japanese-researchers-make-glass-thats-nearly-unbreakabl-1739673940
Pye-rate Real Space 1 5,385 04-04-2016, 10:46 PM
    Thread: Meteor Armor
Post: Meteor Armor

This stuff is tuff!     http://phys.org/news/2016-04-metallic-glass-secret-almostbut-quiteunstructured.html
Pye-rate Real Space 2 6,068 04-04-2016, 10:27 PM
    Thread: What would a hull breach look like?
Post: RE: What would a hull breach look like?

A big impactor (10 lbs) at relevant speeds (Mach 5-7) find rail-gun test videos. That is some UGLY impactor video.
Pye-rate Real Space 7 21,307 03-27-2016, 05:46 AM
    Thread: Space Law and space settlement
Post: RE: Space Law and space settlement

When I see articles about space law in the popular press it looks like space has already been sold to megacorporations, independents not welcome. Built in source of conflict; government V corporations...
Pye-rate Real Space 11 27,051 03-20-2016, 08:32 AM
    Thread: Emergencies & Disasters
Post: RE: Emergencies & Disasters

Radiation shielding failure.
Pye-rate Dev Log 3 6,392 03-20-2016, 08:23 AM
    Thread: Evil In Space???
Post: RE: Evil In Space???

My google-fu is weak, history however~~~~ WWII self sealing fuel tanks in fighter planes might help.
Pye-rate Showcase 5 10,887 03-20-2016, 08:21 AM
    Thread: Plastic recycling for space colonies
Post: Plastic recycling for space colonies

This method of recycling outputs dinner. http://www.sciencealert.com/this-device-turns-plastic-waste-into-safe-edible-mushrooms
Pye-rate Real Space 0 2,640 03-02-2016, 10:55 PM
    Thread: Self sustaining farm idea
Post: RE: Self sustaining farm idea

Try this in a space station. http://inhabitat.com/underwater-greenhouses-could-revolutionize-farming/
Pye-rate Real Space 4 8,866 02-08-2016, 12:36 AM
    Thread: great opinion piece on space settlement
Post: RE: great opinion piece on space settlement

What article?
Pye-rate Real Space 1 4,323 02-07-2016, 04:56 AM
    Thread: Self sustaining farm idea
Post: RE: Self sustaining farm idea

Here is another variation of how it's done. The grow experiments on the ISS is derived from these. The people who took it from power hungry grow lamps to color specific LEDs are canibus farmers. http...
Pye-rate Real Space 4 8,866 01-29-2016, 04:56 PM
    Thread: Self sustaining farm idea
Post: RE: Self sustaining farm idea

This is one possibility of what space farming will look like. http://www.techinsider.io/spreads-robot-farm-will-open-soon-2016-1
Pye-rate Real Space 4 8,866 01-28-2016, 06:31 PM
    Thread: New Year's Weather
Post: New Year's Weather

Mine was bright and sunny high -5C. How was yours.
Pye-rate Community Chatter 1 4,156 01-02-2016, 07:56 AM
    Thread: Transparent metal
Post: Transparent metal

This is about the forth transparent metal I've read about, each with a different use. http://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-transparent-metal-has-been-developed-for-smartphone-and-tv-displays
Pye-rate Real Space 1 4,428 12-21-2015, 10:41 PM