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    Thread: Black Death DNA
Post: Black Death DNA

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/...ack-death/ So they're finding more info on the reasons behind those ancient deaths. Pretty cool.
PortalHunter General Off-topic Discussion 0 2,382 09-09-2016, 09:37 AM
    Thread: Testing Uploads
Post: RE: Testing Uploads

Excellent to hear. Glad that's been mostly resolved.
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 8 83 09-02-2016, 12:22 PM
    Thread: Proxima Centauri b
Post: RE: Proxima Centauri b

(08-26-2016, 06:27 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Does anybody have a preference between these three options? Oh wow. That Mercury video was quite interesting. I don't think I've seen (m)any worlds like that...
PortalHunter Real Life But OA Relevant 17 22,625 08-27-2016, 03:24 AM
    Thread: Proxima Centauri b
Post: Proxima Centauri b

So this is a recent find, apparently. Quite exciting for exoplanetary research. A habitable zone exoplanet super close to Sol. Sounds nice so far. Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro...
PortalHunter Real Life But OA Relevant 17 22,625 08-25-2016, 10:17 AM
    Thread: Apollo 11 Source Code on GitHub
Post: Apollo 11 Source Code on GitHub

First order of business: https://github.com/chrislgarry/Apollo-11 And a news article I found with some info about the inside jokes and interesting personalities contained within the code in the comme...
PortalHunter Real Life But OA Relevant 0 2,127 07-14-2016, 08:06 AM
    Thread: Best skies in the Arm
Post: RE: Best skies in the Arm

http://portalhunter.deviantart.com/art/2...-532903486 I made that one a while back. Moonside views are very very nice. If you're on a planet with Weather Machine systems, you should get a really br...
PortalHunter General Setting Discussion 6 102 05-13-2016, 04:56 PM
    Thread: City Planets?
Post: RE: City Planets?

(04-16-2016, 04:12 AM)Cray Wrote: and I think there's a planet covered in xenosophont super-towers Might this be the planet of the Golden Tower Builders?
PortalHunter General Setting Discussion 32 509 04-16-2016, 06:01 AM
    Thread: Breakthrough Starshot
Post: RE: Breakthrough Starshot

"A fully functional space probe that can be held with two fingers and mass produced at the cost of an iPhone."
PortalHunter Real Life But OA Relevant 15 21,677 04-13-2016, 10:33 AM
    Thread: Art Request Thread
Post: RE: Art Request Thread

(04-13-2016, 02:27 AM)stevebowers Wrote: A while ago Rynn asked me to make an image of some nanobots on a similar scale to a bacteriophage; this image is an attempt to replicate an electron microgra...
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 403 6,818 04-13-2016, 10:31 AM
    Thread: Breakthrough Starshot
Post: Breakthrough Starshot

It's gaining attention in social media. http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...est-star1/ Yuri Milner. Stephen Hawking. Interstellar nanocraft. Lightsails. 0.2 c. Alpha Centauri within a gener...
PortalHunter Real Life But OA Relevant 15 21,677 04-13-2016, 10:28 AM
    Thread: TED Talks - Meta 2 AR
Post: TED Talks - Meta 2 AR

I was going through a TED Talks playlist and found this cool demo. http://www.ted.com/talks/meron_gribetz_a...ty_headset More cool holographic stuff along the lines of Microsoft HoloLens and Google ...
PortalHunter Real Life But OA Relevant 0 2,237 03-26-2016, 04:47 AM
    Thread: Where You Guys At?
Post: RE: Where You Guys At?

I lived in South Korea for the first eight years of my life, then moved to where a short drive could take me to the highest tides in the world. Canada, eh?
PortalHunter General Off-topic Discussion 13 19,513 03-23-2016, 05:43 AM
    Thread: Martian Recoverance
Post: RE: Martian Recoverance

http://fav.me/d9vm9ye Here it is! 600 pixels wide. The file itself may be hefty though, weighing in at nearly 19 MB since this is as true-colour as I can get the GIF to be. Can the site handle that s...
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 9 125 03-18-2016, 03:02 PM
    Thread: What would it take to break OA?
Post: RE: What would it take to break OA?

Implausible scenarios... How about free energy for everyone? (03-15-2016, 04:57 AM)Bear Wrote: If something happens that opens a completely different and unexpected frontier. For example, if ne...
PortalHunter General Setting Discussion 27 448 03-18-2016, 08:49 AM
    Thread: Martian Recoverance
Post: RE: Martian Recoverance

http://fav.me/d9vd6hf Going to make a better animation later by first recording a video then converting it into a more manageable gif with less frames, since actually taking snapshots and arranging t...
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 9 125 03-16-2016, 10:43 AM
    Thread: Martian Recoverance
Post: RE: Martian Recoverance

I could provide a gif of that resolution and send it to you if you would like.
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 9 125 03-15-2016, 01:27 PM
    Thread: Martian Recoverance
Post: RE: Martian Recoverance

Here's a link to a gif of Mars when it was still a dust-choked desert. http://fav.me/d9v3kuq I plan on making an animation like this for the next terraformed Marses as well. Perhaps a few videos too...
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 9 125 03-14-2016, 05:52 AM
    Thread: Martian Recoverance
Post: RE: Martian Recoverance

Excellent. I will get working on that now.
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 9 125 03-13-2016, 06:21 AM
    Thread: Martian Recoverance
Post: Martian Recoverance

Continuing from the discussions in this thread. I am interested in making a few maps for Mars in the Orion's Arm Universe. I just made a Mars map for another project. But if I am to make a map, I nee...
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 9 125 03-12-2016, 08:25 AM
    Thread: Martian Topographical Quandries
Post: RE: Martian Topographical Quandries

I was wondering if the moon would have a too 'shallow' effect. Thank you for the fast input, Steve. How reasonable would a tide of a few centimetres to a few inches be? The plan was to have small ti...
PortalHunter Art and Visual Media 22 214 03-01-2016, 08:00 AM