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    Thread: Languages and Linguistics Page Expansion
Post: RE: Languages and Linguistics Page Expansion

Beings of all types could be routinely accompanied by shapeshifting bots of some kind, maybe supplied by one of the megacorps, which could perfectly copy  the body language of others, to supplement co...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 444 04-18-2022, 01:23 PM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

In the Procyon article... https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4703bd683b72b There are a lot of instances of using the singular instead of the plural--such as colonist instead of colonists. Alt...
sandcastles Website and Content Issues 493 4,592 04-18-2022, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Errors in calendar dates
Post: RE: Errors in calendar dates

Here's something I noted in the Typos thread.  I hope it's worth re-posting here.   A quote from the article on Human Appreciation Festivals https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/567832d8157c7 ...
sandcastles Website and Content Issues 4 49 02-23-2022, 01:25 PM
    Thread: The World Garden
Post: RE: The World Garden

Here are two more ideas the Gardener might try.  Or I might once I take care of those other ten ideas I've been neglecting. :rolleyes:  XKCD 977, Map Projections. All the different ways a 3D wor...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 182 3,214 02-06-2022, 01:48 PM
    Thread: cow news
Post: RE: cow news

You're welcome!
sandcastles Real Life But OA Relevant 2 498 01-19-2022, 10:28 AM
    Thread: cow news
Post: cow news

https://www.newsweek.com/farmer-using-vr-headsets-trick-cows-thinking-theyre-outside-part-growing-trend-1667592 A farmer from Turkey said he is simulating green pastures on virtual reality headse...
sandcastles Real Life But OA Relevant 2 498 01-17-2022, 01:12 PM
    Thread: Goldfish news
Post: RE: Goldfish news

Thanks! I don't know what related material to write for the EG. Anybody else can try if they want to.
sandcastles Real Life But OA Relevant 2 551 01-13-2022, 10:20 AM
    Thread: Goldfish news
Post: Goldfish news

Israeli scientists teach goldfish to drive. video here... https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-this-fish-out-of-water-drive-a-mini-vehicle-on-land-180979328/ To determine whether a f...
sandcastles Real Life But OA Relevant 2 551 01-12-2022, 02:04 PM
    Thread: New Name for "Second Federation" Ontology
Post: RE: New Name for "Second Federation" Ontology

The Protocol The New Protocol The Interstellar Protocol An Interstellar Protocol The Deontology  The Facilitation The Interstellar Facilitations The Husp, short for HUman SPace, is euphonius....
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 359 12-06-2021, 04:29 AM
    Thread: Exoplanet Discoveries and Updates
Post: RE: Exoplanet Discoveries and Updates

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tiny-exoplanet-made-molten-iron-star A newly discovered exoplanet is really making astronomers prove their mettle. GJ 367 is a red dwarf 31 light years away in ...
sandcastles Real Life But OA Relevant 87 68,147 12-04-2021, 06:43 AM
    Thread: Slow Light
Post: Slow Light

Wikipedia has an article on how light can be slowed down or even stopped by various means. The article includes some fictional uses.  A window can be made of a material that slows down light so the v...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 2 44 11-16-2021, 12:53 PM
    Thread: Project: Orion's Arm - Every Known Colony Ship Launched from Sol Before the FirstFed
Post: RE: Project: Orion's Arm - Every Known Colony Ship...

I notice you haven't chosen names for all the vessels yet. At least, they're not in the spreadsheet. I'd like to suggest a few. TANSTAAFL is euphonious, and a longer acronym is more interesting tha...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 132 1,447 11-13-2021, 10:14 AM
    Thread: List of exoplanet names
Post: List of exoplanet names

Wikipedia has a list of exoplanet names. Here it is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_proper_names_of_exoplanets
sandcastles Real Life But OA Relevant 0 374 11-13-2021, 09:26 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

The EG has a list of Federation members.  But the article is called the Federation Members Test.  Why is it called a test? And the subheading is, The stars of the Inner Sphere.  That's not exactly ...
sandcastles Website and Content Issues 493 4,592 11-13-2021, 09:01 AM
    Thread: The World Garden
Post: RE: The World Garden

Dfleymmes1134 Wrote: (11-10-2021, 12:12 PM) -- sandcastles Wrote: (02-11-2021, 02:23 PM) -- I have another idea for this.  FOSSIL. Wikipedia has a list of different kinds of fossils and fossiliza...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 182 3,214 11-10-2021, 01:25 PM
    Thread: Article Update Request Thread
Post: RE: Article Update Request Thread

In the Typos thread, on two pages, I raised some questions which remain unanswered, and I would like to cite those here. These were posts #242 and #472, if you want to look at them.  They weren't all ...
sandcastles Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 258 10-03-2021, 12:13 PM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4793e4a2c1030 Eden Institute of Xenoscience History Th Institute is an organisation that grew out of Liahili University The, not th.   and was r...
sandcastles Website and Content Issues 493 4,592 09-24-2021, 12:44 PM
    Thread: HD 24040
Post: RE: HD 24040

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-23-2021, 11:17 PM) -- Putting all this together, I would suggest a sleeper ship that is built from a collection of asteroids rather than literally converting the asteroids into a...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 40 507 09-24-2021, 12:18 PM
    Thread: HD 24040
Post: RE: HD 24040

The asteroid ship was probably a generation ship. They used superglue and concrete to weld the pieces together so they wouldn't crumble. (Not totally serious about the superglue...)  And maybe it used...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 40 507 09-23-2021, 12:54 PM
    Thread: HD 24040
Post: RE: HD 24040

Let's leave it here.  My original idea for this was, what if there was a terrestrial planet which looked like a Jovian, and vice versa?  I was deciding which solar system would have this, came upon Th...
sandcastles General Setting Discussion 40 507 09-22-2021, 12:29 PM