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by peregrine7
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1949: "Fruit Collider"
Replies: 54
Views: 8936

Re: 1949: "Fruit Collider"

While it's not quite using a fruit accelerator, there actually WAS Atomic Gardening for a while in the 50s and 60s. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/13/growing-atomically-energised-plants-james-wong Basically, a plot was planted around a radioactive source, such as Cobalt-60, and ex...
by peregrine7
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:36 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0138: "Jupiter Submarine"
Replies: 33
Views: 24699

Re: What-If 0138: Jupiter Submarine

So he did, for some reason I didn't read it that way the first time.
by peregrine7
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:07 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0138: "Jupiter Submarine"
Replies: 33
Views: 24699

Re: What-If 0138: Jupiter Submarine

I get that air, or whatever mix that passes for air is used in Jupiter, is not water, and that ships might sink to the very bottom, but with subs being more or less perfectly enclosed, wouldn't they function like very heavy blimps? Which do float in air? This obviously assumes that the atmosphere ge...

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