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    Thread: Closer Than We Think!
Post: Closer Than We Think!

Just for a little diversion, some future developments through the eyes of the late 50's/early 60's. https://clickamericana.com/topics/discoveries-inventions/home-future-space-age-inventions-1958-1961...
terrafamilia General Off-topic Discussion 1 959 06-27-2022, 06:53 AM
    Thread: Some articles; please criticise
Post: RE: Some articles; please criticise

stevebowers Wrote: (05-25-2022, 06:16 AM) -- I've thought for a long time that the intestinal flora that every human and terrestrial animal carries about in its gut will probably be largely or entire...
terrafamilia Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 43 484 05-29-2022, 08:49 AM
    Thread: Space mining snapshot
Post: RE: Space mining snapshot

Rynn Wrote: (12-17-2021, 03:18 AM) -- The first reaping of a simple sewing sowing. -- Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia Creative Writing 11 83 12-19-2021, 12:52 PM
    Thread: Earth Impact Calculator
Post: Earth Impact Calculator

If you want to drop a comet or asteroid onto an Earth-like planet, here's a calculator to determine the likely effects. https://impact.ese.ic.ac.uk/ImpactEarth/ImpactEffects/ Ciao, Terrafamil...
terrafamilia Worldbuilders Resources 1 1,525 09-21-2021, 10:28 AM
    Thread: Snapshot, Augmentation
Post: RE: Snapshot, Augmentation

One typo I caught - Simulations for my custom mods had ran run for hours Ciao, Terrafamamilia
terrafamilia Creative Writing 9 112 09-19-2021, 07:37 AM
    Thread: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages
Post: RE: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages

Vitto Wrote: (02-03-2021, 08:31 PM) -- I'm waiting for the brain in a jar :D -- Here he (https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Harvey_Schlemerman_(Earth-616)) is. Not a naked brain but as close as he choo...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 56 456 02-04-2021, 10:57 AM
    Thread: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages
Post: RE: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages

sandcastles Wrote: (02-03-2021, 09:16 AM) -- When can we simply remove the head and put the head in cryosleep and attach it to a robot body, and have it explore Draugr, Poltergiest, and Phobetor?  A ...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 56 456 02-03-2021, 11:25 AM
    Thread: Robotics Duplication
Post: Robotics Duplication

A bit of an oddity - Under the topic "Robotics" https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b5756018624 (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b5756018624) there is a separate article "Robotics" https://w...
terrafamilia Website and Content Issues 3 30 11-08-2020, 12:27 PM
    Thread: Medicyte article
Post: Medicyte article

https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4e9ac6f7295a4 (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4e9ac6f7295a4) The last sentence of the article ends with, "or if available are dismantled by marrocine." Th...
terrafamilia Suggestion Box - OA website 2 2,883 07-20-2020, 07:58 AM
    Thread: Fractal Art Fun
Post: Fractal Art Fun

This visual artist works with fractal software and has come up with a number of interesting, even quite alien, land and cityscapes. http://www.julius-horsthuis.com/ (http://www.julius-horsthuis.c...
terrafamilia General Off-topic Discussion 2 4,325 06-12-2020, 10:49 AM
    Thread: Updating 'Terraforming' terminology?
Post: RE: Updating 'Terraforming' terminology?

When I see "planoforming" I think of Cordwainer Smith's ftl system. Planetary Engineering is a possibility but that could also include the construction of the underlying planetary bodies themselves...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 16 159 04-10-2020, 09:33 AM
    Thread: Magmatter Dreadnaughts
Post: RE: Magmatter Dreadnaughts

Rynn Wrote: (11-17-2019, 12:43 AM) -- Consequently Dreadnaughts are really rarely kept near any modosophont settled systems as just being in proximity is extremely dangerous. -- Ciao, Terrafamil...
terrafamilia Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 31 491 11-17-2019, 10:22 AM
    Thread: Biobots are coming - a little at a time
Post: Biobots are coming - a little at a time

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light – bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots...
terrafamilia Real Life But OA Relevant 1 2,993 10-21-2019, 05:42 AM
    Thread: Two Planets Sharing an Atmosphere
Post: RE: Two Planets Sharing an Atmosphere

A rather more fantastical version of this scenario can be found in Edgar Rice Burrough's Beyond the Farthest Star. The system of the star Omos, found somewhere in the galactic cluster NGC 7006, has el...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 18 206 10-20-2019, 09:02 AM
    Thread: Travel Through Wormholes is Possible, But Slow
Post: Travel Through Wormholes is Possible, But Slow

A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible.  But don’t pack your bags for a trip to other ...
terrafamilia Real Life But OA Relevant 7 9,722 04-16-2019, 09:44 AM
    Thread: Message to the Project: Future of Copyright
Post: RE: Message to the Project: Future of Copyright

rom65536 Wrote: (03-09-2019, 02:27 PM) -- In the story I wrote for us here at OA, I never explicitly explained it, but I hinted at the economy of the main character's homeworld being based somewhat a...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 8 110 03-12-2019, 10:11 AM
    Thread: Māyā, archailect of Cyberia comes from indian mythology
Post: RE: Māyā, archailect of Cyberia comes from indian ...

1of3 Wrote: (10-31-2018, 03:30 AM) -- Oh, my. And I thought that was obvious. -- I always assumed it to be the case. Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 6 108 10-31-2018, 09:27 AM
    Thread: If you could have any augmentations, what would you have?
Post: RE: If you could have any augmentations, what woul...

Tengu459 Wrote: (03-07-2018, 03:36 PM) -- LOL that's hilarious! And gross-looking. Where'd you find that?  -- It's everyone's favorite Swiss biofanatic, Arnim Zola (http://www.marveldirectory.com/i...
terrafamilia OA Role Playing Games 51 1,161 03-08-2018, 11:45 AM
    Thread: If you could have any augmentations, what would you have?
Post: RE: If you could have any augmentations, what woul...

Tengu459 Wrote: (03-06-2018, 04:58 PM) -- And move my brain to my chest. Way easier to put an armored compartment in the torso, the head is too small and too obvious a target. -- Hmm, I think someo...
terrafamilia OA Role Playing Games 51 1,161 03-07-2018, 10:59 AM
    Thread: Great SF World Building Project
Post: RE: Great SF World Building Project

tmazanec1 Wrote: (12-21-2017, 08:48 AM) -- When I sold 95% of my science fiction to move from a large home to a small apartment, the dead tree version of Handbook for Space Pioneers was one of the fe...
terrafamilia Books, Games, Movies, and TV 5 10,255 12-22-2017, 11:27 AM