Can we build something that can reach Space?

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There is no shortage of various mindblowing space and Earth megaprojects in Wikipedia which will most probably be never realized. The problems of any megastructures are their mega-size and mega-costs.

Megastructures should not be monolith-like otherwise those large scale object will be never-ending construction sites. Modular structure approach, on the other hand, would be a feasable alternative. Moduls, could help to build the structure incrementally, modul by modul. In other words, megastructures should be “3D-printed”, voxel by voxel, the voxel in this case being a modul.

Here, a fractal-like, modular structure is proposed for consideration to the architecture community. The…


Let’s cool down the planet in 22 days, the results are guaranteed by Nature

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Geoengineering, its supporters believe, is the last option to reduce the global warming impact. It is supposed to work by shielding the planet from solar radiation. However, it has number of drawbacks including the high cost and unpredictability. Thick rain bearing clouds, on the other hand, could be a benign alternative if only one could create it. As droughts are occurring in many places, it could also be useful to provoke precipitation which eliminates shortages of fresh water. So, the question is, can scientific advances bring us rainfall?

Since ancient times, historians knew that wars bring rainfall. Plutarch (45–120) said…

Almaz Aliev

Independent Researcher

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