Posts Tagged 'science fiction'

The Jacobian Space Program Revisited

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[Image: Steampunk Deathstar]

I mentioned the Jacobean Space program some time back. Jake Lake also pointed out that he has a short story on an early 19th century story about the space program evolving out of steam powered technology. I was recently revisiting the story which got me thinking that indeed what would a space program look like if steam powered technology as well as steel and related alloys were missing. Would even be possible to talk about such a thing? Gun powdered had been around for a long time. Thus the question is, how far could such a project have gone if technology had advanced but without advancing into the Steampunk era?

Stephenson’s Rocket by Jay Lake

Da Vinci Automata in a Master’s Thesis

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(Image Source: Little Clock Shop)

Great news for Clockpunkers! This blog, Da Vinci Automata, was mentioned in a master’s thesis on network neutrality by Tayfun Uslu. A link to one of his video presentation is given below. The presentation “focuses on the fundamentals of the Network Neutrality debates. The subject requires the analysis of historical, social, technological, economical and policy related developments.”

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-914422592390004858


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