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Celestial arrangement for the Cube World

An earlier question here concerning a cube-shaped planet got me thinking. Suppose an artificial world-sized engineering project as described in this answer The K-II civilization that built it ...
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How to get across the galaxy moving slower than light - in a single lifetime?

All the recent talk on Worldbuilding about the vast energies available to higher-level Kardashev civilizations, the need for 50,000 year message-systems, and so on, got me thinking. With enough energy,...
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How can I make a black dwarf star?

In response to a question about an asteroid filled with degenerate matter, Ender Look suggested that using matter from a black dwarf would be better than using matter from a white dwarf since black ...
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How can we extinguish a supernova?

Assuming in a galaxy far far away there is a Type 2 civilization (currently on the verge of making the transition to Type 3). Their scientists predicted that the star (red giant) they are orbiting is ...
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How can a Type II civilization influence accretion rates from a debris disk to a passing star?

This is supposed to be a test of the hard-science tag. All answers to this question should be backed up by equations, empirical evidence, scientific papers, other citations, etc. Speculative or ...
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What sort of problem would drive a near omnipotent civilization to seek an “outside the box” solution?

The Setup A while back, I read an article in which the author compared the rise and fall of civilizations in the universe to a forest. In the forest, small plants come into being, grow, and die over ...
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War between two type III civilizations from the perspective of a type II civilization

In my setting we have two Kardashev type III civilizations who have been at war a long time and their war has now shifted into our neighborhood. These civilizations are until now unaware of human ...
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Would a Type 2 Kardashev Civilization really build a Dyson Sphere around their own sun?

We are currently estimated to be about 0.7 on the Kardashev Scale. I am interested in the second level of the Kardashev Scale: Type II "A civilization capable of harnessing the energy ...
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What problems would an semi-immortal alien race run into?

I am writing a story with an immortal race of aliens with psychic powers. Their minds are separate from their bodies and located in a pocket dimension inaccessible to ordinary matter. Their bodies are ...
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Is it possible for type II civ to resuscitate dying star?

I suppose there is sufficient time for us to achieve type 2 civ status on the Kardashev scale, that means we cannibalise the Sun! Joke aside would such a civilization level be sufficient to revert a ...
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Could a civilization engineer supernovae?

The Eternal Emperor wants to throw a party the likes of which the galaxy has never seen. The billionth anniversary of his reign is fast approaching (a mere hundred thousand years away!). He has ...
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Society, Economy & Government of a Type II Civilization [closed]

How exactly would a Type II civilization, according to the Kardashev scale, have to structure its economy, governing body and society in order to be a viable system? For more information on the ...