Space, And it's Applications
This be a topic for the discussion of valid ideas and theorys on space born technology, implements, and structures. And pretty much anything having to do with manmade stuff in space.
So, I'll get the ball rolling with a little descriptor of nanotech in space.
With an artificial 0g pull on orbiting body's in space, a Nanotech manufacturing plant could be created to capitalize on the properties of materials that would normally collapse if created inside of a gravity field.
These materials, being wholly different from the ones we see around us, would therefore have exotic, and most probably useful properties.
Why bother with nano machines in space, since weight and structural integrity don't matter, hell, you could have the weridest, biggest most inefficient thing in the universe with millions of different useless or redundent attatchments just for the hell of it.
You could have a sewing machine that looks like a fish and is the size of a skyscraper and is dayglow pink and covered in fluff.
OK, thats enough random insanity.
The reason for nanotech in space is because you COULD have that 98... but where would you get the money for it, how would it hold up to the stresses of space, against radiation, where would you get the neccesary materials etc.
But I digress.
I'm not talking about nano machines. Nano TECH. Nano technology. Things like 1 micron gears, stacked opticaly switched processors, exotic forms of elements, and so on.
Not to mention the high price you could sell them for back on earth [After incoporating them into a suitably stable matrice] and their usefullness in building high strength structures.
Such as spacecraft that would undergo high acceleration speeds, space stations, [The stresses applied to a rotating structure, especially one that masses in the hundreds of tonnes is massive] radiation shielding, and more.
Yeah, but wheres the fun in that?
ooh, just think of the possibilities for weapons... muahahahaha
Last edited by vondg; 01-21-2007 at 11:34 PM.
A perfect sphere. Actually nanomachines would be really really useful.
Only black holes are perfect spheres and they are only spheres if u see them in just 3 Dimensions.
Black holes are just examples of maximum entropy for a given spherical volume of space.