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Could extremely tall towers be held up by balloons so that they don't collapse under their own weight?

"Tower" may be a misleading word choice for what I have in mind. My approach to building vertical structures is a bit different, more on that later. There are two main issues that plague ...
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Day/night in Aether

An extremely powerful wizard decided to create a new dimension as a birthday present for his wife, this dimension is composed of flying islands inhabited by fantastic plants and animals. The islands ...
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Could floating trees lead to floating islands?

Trees with their roots and everything basically hold on to a section of land(dirt/stone/whatever) if one thinks about it. A certain species of tree has fibrous roots and a poisonous, flexible, vine-...
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How does one hide a floating island in the sky from anyone below looking up?

So, floating islands are a pretty common trope at least in the media I've consumed, and one thing that sort of stands out - oftentimes, they're meant to be a reveal to a larger world (Either as part ...