Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Fountains of Paradise

For those of us who read Arthur C. Clarke's "The Fountains of Paradise" as SciFi, someone has patented the idea. The plan for this one is 20,000 feet (eventually) which is only 1/2 of Clarke's height. Clarke's material was artificial spider silk, but that was before buckytubes and limpet teeth.

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