Questions tagged [science-fiction]

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Fusion Orion Drive

Orion drives are awesome. Nobody can deny that. They are however a little outdated and still use pure fission pulse units. Obviously they are in need of an upgrade! A good place to start would be ...
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Effect of lower average temperatures on the tropical savannahs and deserts of a planet

I have a nagging question that has been eating away at me since I am figuring out the biomes that are present in the world that I am building. For all intents and purposes this world is basically an ...
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universe-creating machine (timelines) / other functions

I need to design a machine of a civilization 2400 years apart from our current technology. the function of the machine is to put a human in a kind of limbo, where he has lucids, where everything he ...
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The Laundry’s Basilisk’s Effects

In The Laundry, basilisks and associated weapons and creatures turn their targets to stone by transmuting 10% of carbon to silicon. Ignoring the question of how, what effects would this actually have? ...