Another sci-fi trope becomes reality

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Timelord Victorious, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2006
    Germany, Earth, the Solar System
  2. gturner

    gturner Admiral

    Nov 9, 2005
    That's bacta, which is Star Wars crap.
  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    Can it grow kidney?
  4. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

    Sep 4, 2008
    Just around the bend.
    I'm just glad this isn't another transparent aluminum thread.
  5. Edit_XYZ

    Edit_XYZ Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 30, 2011
    At star's end.
    It's irrelevant what franchise it reminds you of.

    What matters is whether it works.
    About that - was it published? Where? Peer review?
    It's been 2 months since march - as per the link.
  6. gturner

    gturner Admiral

    Nov 9, 2005
    George Lucas raped my childhood, and I'd rather not be reminded of it. :klingon:

    *shudders to remember how Padme died of post-partum depression because the medical droids were too stupid to try Valium or something* ;)

    Perhaps I'll be approving if the researchers can figure out how to put the substance in a hypo-spray and apply it directly to a wound instead of making seriously injured patients swim in it while wearing an oxygen mask.

    *spins conspiracy theory about Band-Aid brand and Johnson & Johnson, perhaps involving the entire suture industry*

    There can be long delays in publishing, especially if the peer review feedback is asking for more data.
  7. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    Maybe these breakthroughs will prove a little more useful


    Nice big asteroid nearby

    This might be a nearby source of a lot of volitiles

    --the amount on Don Quixote represents about 100 billion tons of water-roughly the same amount that can be found in Lake Tahoe, California's.

    And no lunar gravity well to deal with. HERE is your depot. I would have thought this thing would have been as dry as a bone after all this time--this close to the sun.

    Sadder news, GOCE, the hot rod of space, is faltering

    Dammit--this is what spacecraft should look like:

    not BFI dumpsters with washerboards on sticks...
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013