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Would it be possible to create a telepathic field with electromagnetism?

Recently, I am becoming interested into solarpunk, and naturally I started trying to figure out some ways to create an original setting. Among other concepts and ideas, it came to me that it wolud be ...
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What would a vehicle with these properties look like? A nomad's caravan

On Terra, many many people used to be nomadic. Now very few are. An exception is Mongolia, where now in 2023, about 30% of the population remain nomadic. The world I am building is a sort of global-...
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Radios and walkie-talkie [closed]

In a solar punk if there are radios and walkie talkies being used regularly by a very poor post-apocalyptic society...does it sound believable that there are no airplanes and flying vehicles nor cars, ...
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I live in a solarpunk world. What does my toothpaste tube look like?

We all know that the key to worldbuilding is designing the right kind of the toothpaste tube. Terra is enthusiastic about fossil fuels, plastic, single-use wastemaking packaging, but this world I am ...
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Could the 'underwater glider' concept be applied to a 4000-tonne, 80m submarine?

Underwater gliders propel themselves through the water in an interesting way. They empty their tanks to float up, fill them to sink, repeat, going up and down rhythmically. But instead of just going ...
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Renewables on rail, balloons, ships etc.: science fiction or fantasy?

I was wondering whether it could be technically and economically sound to put renewable energy plants on rail wagons to deal with the intermittency of the sun and/or wind and/or... or to deal with ...
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How might you design a solarpunk military?

So the ideal of solarpunk is obviously that you would not need one, but if not every nation went in a solarpunk direction at the same time, you would likely need a defense against those that did not ...
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What would need to happen for solarpunk technology to exist in the 1920's/30's?

Solarpunk, for those who are somehow unaware, is a subgenre similar to that of steam/cyberpunk that instead depicts a future running on advanced renewable energy-powered technology. It usually depicts ...
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