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Growing plants in domes

  1. Dec 30, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0712/0712.3935.pdf

    Scroll to page 14 or so to miss the general talk, i am asking about the viability of the dome, i am not sure the structure would be as robust as the paper states.
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2008 #2

    FredGarvin

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    I didn't read through the whole thing, but the first thing I thought was that .3 mm thickness is pretty thin to be able to withstand just its own weight when stretched over large areas. They never say what material this film would be made from. I do get a kick out of reading papers that, essentially, say that we only need three things to get this to work. Those three things are not in existence or are even feasible. That being said, there are a lot of new buildings being made from tent like materials. Denver's airport being the first major one.
     
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