[FoRK] Engineer proposes $1 trillion USS Enterprise

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Sun May 20 23:41:13 PDT 2012


It occurs to me that "artificial gravity" can be trivially created by simply following one of two methods:

A) Always be accelerating or decelerating perpendicular to the desired plane of gravity.
B) Put out a tether to a chunk of your mass and spin.

In this design, the "saucer section" has a gravity wheel, which is also good.  Let the "turbo lifts" work out moving between modes.
Gimbal all of the living spaces perhaps.

http://www.gizmag.com/engineer-proposes-uss-enterprise/22532/

sdw



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