Higgs bosuns, inertial damping, artificial gravity, and Star Trek

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    Some more finds...
    Domain walls: http://arxiv.org/abs/1203.5367

    Time constraints
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.3841


    Propellantless propulsion
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=13020.1635
    http://www.technologyreview.com/view/424111/first-observation-of-the-dynamical-casimir-effect/

    *Anti-nuclei* http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.3614 Groups are looking for evidence of anti-nuclei in cosmic rays. Anti-protons are one thing, but seeing anything heavier than anti-Helium would be strong evidence for their being regions of the universe with anti-matter dominating.

    "GRAVITY SENSORS"

    http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.2377 - Gravimetric Radar: Gravity-Based Detection of a Point-Mass Moving in a Static Background
    "If this works, then you can really forget about stealth in space. Also, this is the first step toward developing the Total Perspective Vortex."

    So much for cloaked ships.
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.2293 - How to measure the speed of gravity
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.3700

    *Reionization* http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.4277 Omniscopes?

    *Feeding a Galaxy* http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.4323 "How do massive giant ellipticals get their mass? With a feeding tube! This paper is about a weak-lensing survey showing a giant filament feeding a giant elliptical."

    Quotes from Bad Astronomy Universe Today Forum

    neutronium woes
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php/100202-Neutronium
    Gravity
    http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php/137569-If-a-tree-fell-in-Quantum-Gravity
    http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1208/1208.3222.pdf big PDF

    Galaxy core off center
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.4844

    The spiral http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php/80362-Spiral-Model-of-Solar-System/page3

    Space Solar Power
    http://thespacereview.com/article/2112/1

    Energy storage:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superconducting_magnetic_energy_storage

    To achieve commercially useful levels of storage, around 1 GW·h (3.6 TJ), a SMES installation would need a loop of around 100 miles (160 km). This is traditionally pictured as a circle, though in practice it could be more like a rounded rectangle. In either case it would require access to a significant amount of land to house the installation.

    Good for space based power that doen't need large surface areas for photovoltaric arrays?
     
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