[FoRK] Global population increase coming from an unexpected direction?

Dave Long dave.long at bluewin.ch
Thu Oct 28 05:36:09 PDT 2010


> I conceive of a breathable atmosphere having extreme viscosity with  
> low mass (so it can be boosted to orbit, although it would have  
> application in 1G as well). I think such an environment would be  
> excellent for designed exercise, although whether it could combat  
> all the atrophy of weightlessness, would still be in doubt, I suspect.

Daedelus once suggested a high pressure xenon atmosphere with just  
enough oxygen to breathe.  I've quite forgotten what the purpose was,  
but I do remember that, having the opposite effect as helium, a  
likely side effect would be "goofy voices" or worse...

-Dave



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