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    Worldbuilding idea - the edge of survivability

    Just brainstorming and asking questions the readers will be asking. also the initial premises is generations of people living on this prison planet. if they are mining any material that is rare and difficult to reach then they will have tools for prospecting. unless the mining sites are chosen...
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    Worldbuilding idea - the edge of survivability

    I assume The prisoner are human while the Captors are some Alien race? Why imprison them at all? Was Politics or Religion on the part of the Captors or Captives some how involved? If the Captors are so much more advanced then why not use an army of AIs? or Genetic Engineered Slave race? or even...
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    Worldbuilding idea - the edge of survivability

    I think before just about any one can really contribute on a meaningful level we need more info on the plot. Other then that my only question is how does this Ore get back into space without allowing your prisoners to escape? If they live in a sealed environment that includes some form of...
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    Fossil energy sources on a young Earth-like planet

    I don't know how likely they are to develop but have you considered Methane Clathrate? since it does not appear to need organic masses to form?
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    Has Doctor Who Jumped the Shark?

    Has Dr Who jumped the shark... I'd have to say no. at least in my opinion it hasn't. Will it ever, I don't know. One thing many people seem to forget is that DR who is a Children's program (technically Family Horror) in the UK, and holding it the standard of a serious science fiction show is...
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    Questions about inhabited moons (or at least one)

    don't worry it seems to have gotten moved. 1. Yes it is Physically possible provided either handwavium mass, or the Moon in question is the size of earth. Either way my research on the topic says the the moon would be tidally locked, since it would likely have to orbit a gas giant. Other wise...
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    Biological life as hard as iron?

    Doing some research I stumbled across this page Basically good old wood can with the right treatment become harder then steel. the page describes the basic process.
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    Obstacles for Life in the Degenerate Era

    I'm by no means an expert. but I think it would come down to Energy almost every time. If humanity and other races have survived into this time period. Then Technology would have a solution to every thing, provided you had enough energy. I think the Big question would be how do these people...
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    Eden Cronicles, Time to wake up

    hey guys its been much longer then i ever intended in coming but i do have the much delayed next chapter in my story. instead of delaying yet again until its perfect here it is Chapter 1 5mm, is all that stood between Inkel and his target. 5mm of Diamond smart glass created over a...
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    Call for examples of 'coincidences' in physics

    I don't know if this works for you but Venus's 583.92-day interval between successive close approaches to the Earth is equal to 5.001444 Venusian solar days, making approximately the same face visible from Earth at each close approach. Whether this relationship arose by chance or is the...
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    Eden Cronicles, Time to wake up

    Don't I know it Drakkith. Its more a long the lines of being unhappy with the perspective, and balancing the attention I'm giving the characters and the environment. I also find my self writing from different characters perspectives. The first chapter is hard for me because every thing is new...
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    Eden Cronicles, Time to wake up

    Thanks for stopping by Brenan if your talking about this Book then I'll keep an eye out for it. I just really wish I had more time in which to actually sit down and write with. just too many projects on the go, and unfortunately most of them are not "optional" :( so far I have written...
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    Eden Cronicles, Time to wake up

    No it isn't a whole chapter its just a prelude. and thanks for the suggested reading, I'll look into getting a copy of both books As for my background piece its just one of many societies that exists in the universe. and while it seems a little Idealistic its because it is. Nexagona is striving...
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    Eden Cronicles, Time to wake up

    Hello Everyone. While I'd love to post the next chapter I can not as I have not had the time to actually write it. so instead to keep both this thread alive and active, and to keep my story in mind so I can actually write it. I've decided to get your options of several plot (for lack of a...
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    Future energy sources

    On a side note there is a naturally occurring sources of anti-matter right in Earths orbit. See this Article
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    Eden Cronicles, Time to wake up

    Thanks Every one. I haven't given up. I just have no time at the moment, due to a new Job. Hopefully I can get Chapter 1 up before December. I'll look into Dragon Naturally speaking and into the other forum that was suggested when I have more time. and again Thanks for the support
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    Community SciFi writing project proposal

    Since there has been little activity on this part of the forum the past week I have a few questions to pose to those who visit First a definition. A Community Writing project, is what it sounds like. Its a Story written by the community. normally the setting is based on the board it is posted...
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    How small population can maintain contemporary technology level

    Industrial base is scalable thou. In the above example they make 10 million phones because they belive they can make a profit off 10 million phones. In a Colony situation, certain things will be majorly scaled down. EX. there is no need to make 1 million phones a year for a population of 1...
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    How would a cloud factory work?

    That should have the desired effect of stopping the storm in its tracks. Nope. no mention of it being a Sentient Eldritch Horror. :smile: Also I'm just happy it helped, and Since I forgot to mention earlier Welcome to the fourms
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    How would a cloud factory work?

    If your talking about a way to stop the tornado in its tracks, and cause damage. I think the more likely was would be to induce a cooling effect in the clouds. Tornadoes form from air moving at different rates, and convection currents are what drive these winds. by cooling the air you do two...
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    How would a cloud factory work?

    Ha in D&D I love playing flying races. Depending on what you mean by a reverse of the downdraft If your talking about just creating a straight updraft then the most likely result would be a temporary disruption. If you created an opposing Updraft (that is one that follows the same angle, and...
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    Questions about a planet with two moons

    Ha I actuality have that "game" I'll have to do some math and punch it into the sim. get back to you in a day or two
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    Science-Fiction: What could impede the use of electricity on half of Mars?

    The Composition of the Atmosphere doesn't need to change much for Plants and bacteria. it needs to change alot for Humans and other animals to be able to survive. Ideally you would use simple plants and bacteria to start this change. It would likely take at least some genetic engineering or...
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    How would a cloud factory work?

    Well without knowing how you plan on organizing/discribing your magic system I can only provide suggestions. according to This a supercell forms in a very particular manner First step would be generating the Moisture necessary. maybe they use a near by lake or underground river, or drain...
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    Questions about a planet with two moons

    First Welcome to the Forums, and hopefully some one here has the answers to all your questions. Short Answer Yes, Stable enough that it could last million/billions of years. I don't know although there is likely an orbital solution that works. What your looking at is a Binary or Trinary planet...
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    Science-Fiction: What could impede the use of electricity on half of Mars?

    Tomato, Tomato (you know, except with different pronunciation) Both systems could, and likely would work, Its really up to the author at this point to chose, if he/she chooses this Cause at all. Both systems would likely take an incredible amount of resources to produce and put into place...
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    Science-Fiction: What could impede the use of electricity on half of Mars?

    It may not be Necessary for them to be micro sized, but they may be much more convenient. Macro sized robotics require maintenance, or a system of recovering damaged or destroyed probes else in a few years (thinking 10-30 years) the landscape would be littered with broken machines. Micro sized...
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    Faster Than Light Travel, Theories.

    While your right on the acceleration and being able to dodge things, at least if they are detected sufficiently in advanced, and they likely would be. How does that pertain to FTL? Also with your permission I'm going to nic some of this conversation for my novel/setting
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    Science-Fiction: What could impede the use of electricity on half of Mars?

    I think a lot of the misunderstanding here comes from my own conversations with Reaverking over the years. And the nearly endless arguments we've had over this particular part of Computer technology. For Clarification he might have been seeing AI as what we've termed True AI, as verses an...
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    Faster Than Light Travel, Theories.

    Although it occurred to me that if the ship was the source of the Laser for the laser "sails" Would this not slow the ship down?
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