Strange Science

Sometimes science catches up with science fiction, and sometimes it has the potential to become science horror, and somewhere in the margins lies Strange Science …

Are you ready to become a brain-in-a-box … Pig Brains Partly Revived By Scientists Hours After Animals Died : Shots - Health News : NPR

Ouch! My brain just hurt.

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2018

Crewed Mars Mission Concept Development and Experimentation
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327046740_Crewed_Mars_Mission_Concept_Development_and_Experimentation

Not a new idea :slight_smile:
Jameson type Cyborg (Originally shown in Ghost in the Shell: Robot Rondo, published January 1st 1996)

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Three hundred quatloos for any newcomer who can find an older reference:

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Teeny tiny robots and a gaming controller … https://youtu.be/N7lXymxsdhw

Ahah! The progenitor technology for the T1000.

Now all we need to do is wait for Elon to finish launching Skynet Starlink.

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Steam rocket

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Air force funding strange science!

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I have been reticent about posting this, but … ladies and gentlemen I present for your potential astonishment a patent (US10,322,827B2) for a High Frequency Gravitational Wave Generator submitted by … the US Navy …

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=10,322,827.PN.&OS=PN/10,322,827&RS=PN/10,322,827

Uh… 10^10 Tesla? Gonna be a while before this becomes a thing.

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Electro-acoustics could be used for propulsion, but does sound work in a vacuum? Does microwaves blott wi-fi?

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That would be within the gas-filled cavity.

This also assumes gravitons exist. Such particles have not be found yet.


IXS Enterprise is a conceptual interstellar superluminal spacecraft designed by NASA scientist Dr. Harold G. White, revealed at SpaceVision 2008, designed for the goal of achieving warp travel. The conceptual spacecraft would make use of a modified version of the Alcubierre drive. Dr. White is currently running the White–Juday warp-field interferometer experiment in order to develop a proof of concept for Alcubierre-style warp travel, if possible. The Alcubierre drive uses exotic matter (not to be confused with antimatter) to travel faster than light.

While the concept had been out since 2008 the design of IXS Enterprise was popularized in June 2015 after a series of media outlets reported on the conceptual artwork done by Dutch artist Mark Rademaker in collaboration with NASA.

The energy required to power the warp drive, according to White, is approximately the negative (negative energy is required for the Alcubierre drive concept to function) mass–energy equivalence of Voyager 1, which has a mass of approximately 700 kilograms. Using E=mc2, -700 kilograms of mass is equivalent to ~-63 exajoules of energy (this number is not definitive and can be further reduced). The ship has two thick outer rings (to reduce required energy) that generate the warp field—a contraction of space ahead, and expansion of space behind it. The space inside the rings is optimized to fit more space for cargo, crew and equipment.

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