Posts Tagged 'science fiction'

The Jacobian Space Program Revisited

deathstar.jpg

[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

Advertisements

Da Vinci Automata in a Master’s Thesis

vert_wall_gear_clock.jpg

(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


December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Blog Stats

  • 461,626 hits

Knowing and Doing

This site is licensed under the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported



“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” - Leonardo Da Vinci