Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:11 am

I tend to think it's a two way street, machinery has to get more power efficient at the same time, to take full advantage of renewables.


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Postby Linwood » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:12 pm

A nice graphic of a mid-tech vacc suit!

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:29 pm

Dexterity penalty and climate control.
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Postby Condottiere » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:41 pm

What Does an Alien Ocean Look Like?

Life on Earth started in the oceans, meaning that's a pretty good place to start looking for life elsewhere. In order to find these promising cesspools for chemical reactions, we'll need to know what they look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzNflE45FdM



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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Erias » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:00 pm

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. When running a Traveller game all this scientific knowledge is very handy ... and quite daunting too since it can be very technical and it's always evolving.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:18 pm

Do You Expand With The Universe?

As the universe expands, #expanding #space is said to "stretch" photons. But if it stretches photons, does it also stretch molecules, galaxies and you?

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It's measurable by how tighter my jeans are getting,
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:40 pm

Why The Speed Of Light Is Unmeasurable

Physics students learn the speed of light, c, is the same for all inertial observers but no one has ever actually measured it in one direction.

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Which got me thinking.

What if, each time a starship enters jumpspace, it exits into a parallel universe from which it entered from?
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Postby Linwood » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:19 pm

Ooooohhh - fun thought!!!

I think there's a couple of sci-fi stories regarding things like transporters with similar plots.

If I were to use it in my campaign, I think I would make the phenomenon a rare or even one-off event - something that was recognized (more likely argued over) as theoretically possible but had never been proven to occur. Unless you have a certain type of drive failure or your calculations are off in just the right direction in a specific set of circumstances (i.e., within 100D of a large gas giant with an acceleration of 6G or higher).

Makes for a nifty explanation for a misjumsp. Throw in a relative time shift (you arrive in the parallel dimension X hours before you left the old) and you have the makings of a really wild scenario....
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:09 pm

The World Is Built on Sand... and We're Running Out

Some might call sand coarse, rough and irritating, but there’s no denying that it’s used everywhere: from glass to asphalt, sand is a key ingredient for all sorts of materials in construction and technology. But this heavy reliance on sand means that we’re also reaching a limit on this seemingly infinite resource.

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Postby Condottiere » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:21 pm

Scientists Discover New Historical Context of Mars | Achieving a Puzzling Absolute Timeline

Since 1960, humankind has launched dozens of missions to Mars in an effort to get to know our planetary neighbor better. Some of the missions were flybys, gathering information in brief bursts. Others were long-standing orbiters that lasted years as they traveled around the Red Planet.

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Frozen in time.
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Postby Condottiere » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:42 pm

How Kodak Exposed The Atomic Bomb

Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone.

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:43 pm

Why don't we feel the Earth spinning?

The Earth rotates on its axis at 1,000 miles per hour (at the equator) - so why don't we feel it?!

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Then again, plate tectonics move at a glacial pace.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:50 am

Science Fiction Companies and their Real Life Counterparts

We take a look at some of the real life companies that mirror evil companies in Science Fiction films.

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:23 pm

What Was Earth Like 3 Billion Years Ago?

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1. Seems the most significant era of the evolution of the planet, and life.

2. Apparently, the Sun has yet to reach optimal luminescence.

3. Heavy oxygen could be locked in the bedrock.

4. Urban sprawl, high rises, and garbage appears to be instinctive.

5. Upward mobility.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:18 pm

Where Did All Of Our Water Come From? | Answers With Joe

Water covers 71% of the Earth's surface. We are a water planet, it makes life possible. But where exactly it came from is still a bit of a mystery. Some new studies have shared some light on this question, and it may require us to think about water in a whole new way.

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1. Water strip mining.

2. Next up, is oil a natural occurring mineral?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:16 pm

What Movies Get Wrong About Space Walks

In the course of human history 550 people have left the safe embrace of our planet, out of those 550 people only 228 of them have done spacewalks. This means leaving the spaceship is quite a rare occurrence, yet we see Hollywood portray them all the time in science fiction movies and they usually get a lot of things wrong. We break down some of the most famous space walks in recent movies.

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:25 pm

The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats

Simples rules of geometry meant that 5-fold symmetry was impossible as were crystals without a periodic structure. This turns out to be wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48sCx-w ... Veritasium



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1. Golden ratio.

2. You have to wonder if you can extend this into three, four, or multiple dimensions.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:13 pm

Why Do Superconductors Float?

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1. Spinning magnets.

2. Eddies in opposition.

3. Locked in space time.

4. Cool.

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