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futureUpdated Project Orion: Nuclear Pulse Propulsion Photos and Videos

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The largest container ships can hold about 11,000-15000 shipping containers. The ships weigh 170,000 tons. Each container can hold a maximum of 14 tons. The space shuttle could take less than two full containers into space. The Super-Orion nuclear external …

carnival of nuclear energyNew Scientist Attempts to Serve up Revised Limits to Growth

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New Scientists has an article about revisiting the prophecies of Boom and Doom from the book Limits to Growth Limits to Growth used the MIT World3 computer model to predict that boom would be followed by bust: a sharp decline …

computersSplitting hairs on definitions to deny progress and greater potential for exponential progress

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Alex Knapp at Forbes talks about the example of the limits of airplane speed as an example of real world limits to exponential progress. The speed of rockets continue the speed curve slightly. What made us really fall of the …

futureSorry Collapsitarians, Doomers and Dystopians a Full Collapse Will Not Happen

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Collapsitarians are described the Technium. Former President Reagan defined a recession as when your friend lost his job, and a depression as when you lost your job. Collapse is when no one has a job; in fact there are no …