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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2015
     
    "Might" is the operative word. I'll put my money on mass extinction first.
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    Me too. We're too fucking stupid to do the right thing.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2015
     
    Me too. I'm halfway through Kim Stanley Robinson's "Aurora." Establishing a home away from Earth will not be easy.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2015
     
    Whoever said it was?

    But we have already sent two probes, that are destined to go star wandering.
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    If only Michael Caine was running NASA
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2015
     
    Don't worry China and Indian will get there.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2015
     
    Mag

    Low cost to orbit: maglifter.

    http://www.maglev2000.com/apps/apps-08.html
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    Old (2001) - StarTram supercedes.
    Still there does exist a trade-off between "how much maglev?" and "how much rocket?"
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2015
     
    All these great ideas will any be built in our lifetimes?
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    Maybe, but you have to avoid being run over by a lorry
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2015
     
    Posted By: Andrew Palfreymansupercedes.


    &*^^#%$@))*&^^^]
    SUPERSEDES
    &*@^@%&&&

    And you with the advantage of Latin.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2015
     
    vz

    Fractal shape shifting robots.

    http://www.viewzone.com/nanotech.html
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    Fractal Latin-speaking robots and props to Angus for not mentioning that we have been in this place before. This time I will demur from mentioning how I like my spellink more betterer.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2015
     
    I like my version of ASCII better. The world doesn't seem to care.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2015
     
    Ladies please show some respect, like what I do.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2015 edited
     
    IT

    Why not a combo, that generates hot water and electricity in your own home?

    New Fuel Cell Technology Efficiently Converts Natural Gas To Energy, Runs Off Grid.

    http://www.industrytap.com/new-fuel-cell-technology-efficiently-converts-natural-gas-to-energy-runs-off-grid/22141
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2015
     
    IT

    New Material is Lighter Than Air But Strong Enough to Build Planes and Cars.

    http://www.industrytap.com/new-material-lighter-air-strong-enough-build-planes-cars/21247
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2015
     
    Oh goody. A replacement for helium. Use it to fill your party balloons.

    Or was that just more headline hyperbole?
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    Dumb title
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2015 edited
     
    SR

    A new sports car is to be shown at the upcoming International Geneva Auto Show (IGAW) that claims to be powered by a ‘water battery’ and has a range of 965km (600 miles).

    https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/2015/02/23/water-powered-sports-car-with-almost-1000km-range-is-on-the-horizon

    AB

    NanoFlowcell Quant F, Quantino swoop into Geneva.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/04/nanoflowcell-quant-f-quantino-geneva-2015-video/