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Why are worldships not shaped like worlds?

Force is a vector and vectors are always straight lines, duh Physical laws of universe arent changed in your setting. Your civilization is still bound by them. Your starship is still a vehicle and ...
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Why are worldships not shaped like worlds?

Multiple Smaller Black Hole Reactors and Active Support This is gonna be a bit of a creative answer, but you did put the science-fiction tag, so I'm using gonna try using fairly reasonable science. So ...
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Why are worldships not shaped like worlds?

Everything that produces or consumes electricity generates waste heat. This heat, unless carefully controlled with a system of coolant loops and exterior radiators, will spread out through the ship ...
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Why are worldships not shaped like worlds?

The ship is long because nearest the black hole there's lots of gravity, too much really, so only robots go near it. Most people live far away from the black hole so they are in a sweet spot of ...
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Why are worldships not shaped like worlds?

If your ship is large enough in mass to create it's own gravity, then that gravitational force is going to tend to point to the center of the mass of the ship. Having traditional deck structures would ...
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How would artificial gravity panels affect spaceship design?

Tiny, Variable Panels If you make your panels small - think mosaic tiles - and put them on little pivot joints, you can turn every passageway into an automated people mover. Your crew-members step ...
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How would artificial gravity panels affect spaceship design?

How do the panels even work? Lets assume the most naive idea, that the grav panel is basically a very big floor tile that attracts mass to its "top" side with a vertical vector that runs at ...
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A Sea of Mist and Steam? How would boats move?

If water is well below 100 C and there is enough steam in the air then boat may use atmospheric steam engine - mix water and steam and use drop of pressure to move cylinder. There will be some ...
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A Sea of Mist and Steam? How would boats move?

Hot + Cold = Wind Most air currents in natural weather are caused by the heating and cooling of air. Air naturally rises when heat expands it, lowering its density. The opposite happens when it cools. ...
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A Sea of Mist and Steam? How would boats move?

Usually I would wholly concur with L.Dutch's answer but in the specific case of an underground sea of mist and steam it may be that the gas making it up is at a high enough pressure that constructs ...
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A Sea of Mist and Steam? How would boats move?

Mist and steam are a common occurrence on our planet, and the only objects able to navigate through them either: move on the surface beneath the mist and steam, be it solid (wheels or legs are the ...
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