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Magnetic umbrella my butt, that there's a deflector shield!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Magnetic umbrella my butt, that there's a deflector shield! Reply with quote

A bit of space technology to be excited about:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7706844.stm
If you're one to get excited about that sort of thing of course.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Europa, here we come!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty damn awesome.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will be of interest to all those UFO believers out there. There are so many of them, I can't remember who studies what but I once heard some American say: "The Greys are us in the future. They have superior technology and cloaking devices for their saucers." I suppose this "deflector shield" will be added to the list of gadgets the Greys have. Rolling Eyes Then again, the UFO people may just say "We already knew they had those." Laughing

While I'm here, if those "Greys" do exist - surely they take offence to what the small unimportant earthlings have named them? Abit racist don't you think? Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to drag this into a completely retarded direction...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Master wrote:
This will be of interest to all those UFO believers out there. There are so many of them, I can't remember who studies what but I once heard some American say: "The Greys are us in the future. They have superior technology and cloaking devices for their saucers." I suppose this "deflector shield" will be added to the list of gadgets the Greys have. Rolling Eyes Then again, the UFO people may just say "We already knew they had those." Laughing

While I'm here, if those "Greys" do exist - surely they take offence to what the small unimportant earthlings have named them? Abit racist don't you think? Wink Laughing


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is cool! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Master wrote:
This will be of interest to all those UFO believers out there. There are so many of them, I can't remember who studies what but I once heard some American say: "The Greys are us in the future. They have superior technology and cloaking devices for their saucers." I suppose this "deflector shield" will be added to the list of gadgets the Greys have. Rolling Eyes Then again, the UFO people may just say "We already knew they had those." Laughing

While I'm here, if those "Greys" do exist - surely they take offence to what the small unimportant earthlings have named them? Abit racist don't you think? Wink Laughing


That post makes as much sense as Dr. Who. Before you make a rebuttal, let me just tell you that Dr. Who makes no sense at all, so...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Master : You stopped sounding intelligent after "UFO".

Back on topic, I knew it was only a matter of time before something like this would be invented. It's a shame that this technology requires 15-20 more years of experiments before it has a practical use, however.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're all missing the point. Rolling Eyes Silly UFO nutters claim that the "aliens" have technology beyond our imagination and that they come from the future (via time travel). If said technology gets invented now, then this is the start of its development. In so many hundred years time, technology may/may not be highly advanced.

It's just something I was pointing out. Neutral If you don't get it, go and browse a UFO forum. Rolling Eyes I'm off to eat. Topic closed.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Master wrote:
Topic closed.

Or not... Wink

Looks like your "lock" button doesn't work.

Back on topic, Jay has a point. Still, if it means safer space travel, I'm sure it's worth the wait...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Master wrote:
You're all missing the point.
No, you're missing the point that a) UFOs are irrelevant here, and 2) no one cares.

Anyways, since they seem to have the ray shielding in the works, they need to work on a particle shield to go along with it. All the radiation protection in the world isn't going to matter if some space dust or micro meteorites tear into the craft. So we've still got a ways to go before some hardcore space traveling...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
Anyways, since they seem to have the ray shielding in the works, they need to work on a particle shield to go along with it.

The difference being?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray shields protect against energy, radiation, that sort of thing. Particle shields are supposed to deflect physical matter (see the bit I was editing in about space dust and such). I thought you were supposed to be a bit of a sci-fi geek dude!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CommanderJake wrote:
DonSolo wrote:
Anyways, since they seem to have the ray shielding in the works, they need to work on a particle shield to go along with it.

The difference being?

Solid particles (rocks, micrometeorites, etc.) as opposed to energy particles (x-rays, gamma rays, etc.)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
Ray shields protect against energy, radiation, that sort of thing. Particle shields are supposed to deflect physical matter (see the bit I was editing in about space dust and such). I thought you were supposed to be a bit of a sci-fi geek dude!

Oh, OK... I see now. Well, I learned something other than journalism law today, so thanks for that... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knapplc wrote:
energy particles

/me scratches head
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What, you got somethin against photons?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a photonophobe.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KungFused wrote:
knapplc wrote:
energy particles

/me scratches head

OK, I know the difference. Energy bits. Energy beams. Energy energy.

Sorry for the wording. I was typing fast. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:


Anyways, since they seem to have the ray shielding...


You'll have to use proton torpedoes...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hence the need for particle deflection research.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just mildly shocked that nobody had added that bit into the thread. Call it my "TC" sense. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now we just need to sell this technology off to the Empire at a jacked up price. The amount of money they save on giant planet-destroying superweapons should make up for it, though.

Let's just keep this away from the Gungans.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This technology is pretty cool, but I have one little question in the back of my mind. Why canít they do the same thing using magnetic fields? Isnít that the way the earth deflects most of the solar radiation already? I think it would be a technology that we are a bit more familiar with, and would come to a practical use much faster.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, isn't that what they are doing?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Iím a complete tard. Even though I read this, with all the talk of photons, rays, particles and UFOs, I started thinking this was about plasma fields. Apparently, Iím easily distracted.

Well then this should be put into application quicker than 20-30 years. I watched a Modern Marvels were the made a small frog defy gravity with powerful magnets. The little guy just floated there in the cylinder like he was doing a mini-space walk. I would think that deflecting photons would be easier than that. Plus the quicker it gets done, the faster we make it over the myriad of other problems for farther human space exploration.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our magnetic fields can't repel solar rays of that magnitude!


...Or can they?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

soup64 wrote:
Our magnetic fields can't repel solar rays of that magnitude!


...Or can they?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

INTENSIFY FORWARD FIREPOWAH!!!
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