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The SimCity 4000 Microwave Powerplant

  1. Oct 18, 2004 #1

    Mk

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    I remember recalling the SimCity 2000's future powerplant. It worked by recieving microwave and/or radio emssions from satellites, and converting them to electricity. I recently came across an article about photonic-thermodynamical propulsion systems. Lasers beam energy into a pocket of gas, the gas expands, and the craft is pushed upward. Could the microwave powerplant be built? If so, how efficent would it be?​

    http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/light-propulsion-smallcraft2.jpg http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/light-propulsion-3.jpg

     
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