Category Archives: Science!

Life in the Bubble, part 2

Here I am going to lay out some basic assumptions about the physical universe of our world. FTL is possible. Not only is it possible, but it works, is fairly cheap and not a lot of trouble. It is based … Continue reading

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The Planet Ksufesh(First WIP)

Ksufesh is the second of three* planets orbiting Gzietsia3741C*, the least massive of three* stars in the Gzietsia3741 system. Of the other two* stars in the system, Gzietsia3741A* is the most massive and is currently in a red giant stage. … Continue reading

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Planetary Climate – Results

In order to work out the effects of the various parameters in the Planetary Climate Simulator mentioned in the last post, I made several runs of the program altering a single parameter each time. As my basic set of parameters, I will start … Continue reading

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Real Warp Physics

Ever since I first encountered Miguel Alcubierre’s paper “The warp drive: hyper-fast travel within general relativity“(1994), or, more accurately, read the Alternate View article in the november 1996 issue of Analog magazine, I have been fascinated by the possibility of … Continue reading

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Relativistic Travel

Since I like to play in a happy wishful thinking little imaginary universe where an FTL drive becomes available in the relatively near future(at least sometime somewhat familiar and comprehensible), I tend not to use relativistic travel much in my … Continue reading

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Gas Giants!

I’m currently working on a series of tutorials on the use of Wilbur. It isn’t going all that quickly. In the meantime, I thought I’d put up a post with some information on gas giant planets.

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Linkfest Wednesday: December 14th

Once again I’ve been doing more research than actual creative work. Don’t tell the boss. As usual, Cornell’s arxiv.org site dominated my research. Also, as usual, the scattered nature of my research mirrors the scattered nature of my brain. So … Continue reading

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Matlab, Octave and Climate Simulation

Whilst looking about for a simple Mathematica climate simulation, I ran across some .m files dedicated to just that purpose. As I recognized .m as the extension for a Mathematica package, I snapped ’em up and tried installing them. Total, … Continue reading

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Linkfest Wednesdays: November 16th

Gotta have the linkfests! Due to a number of things I’ve been confused and uncertain of late, my research has gone in a lot of strange and disparate directions. My discovery of, “Stability of Satellites Around Close-in Extrasolar Planets”, had obvious … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part IV: Yaccatrice and Sky Moon

For most of the worlds in this system, I am only interested in those attributes which might impact on Yaccatrice. I will detail Yaccatrice, itself, to a greater degree. To start with, I figure I need mass, qualitative composition, qualitative … Continue reading

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