A Mega-City for sale.

They say more and more people are going to live and work in megacities as the population grows. Megacities could be the best places to live in, however, they have many challenges: they are extremely complex systems, prone to failure, they are very leaky, they produce…

Actions are needed from meteorologists, climatologists and farmers.

Climate change is a true problem. Models have been improving, but so far they could not explain why droughts or floods happen. The word “variability” has been a convenient term to use in order to explain these two extreme situations in scientific articles.

However, history shows clearly, droughts occur when…

Возможно ли это?

Этот эксперимент — ответ на Загадку Плутарха. Плутарх (45–120) сказал, что «действительно наблюдается, что после великих битв обычно выпадают дожди».

Почему после сражений идет дождь? Причина не в битвах, а в массовом движении животных, как и миграция копытных в Природе. …

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…

Almaz Aliev

By day, I am an engineer in IT. By night, I consider myself as an independent researcher (or rather an artist) in pluviculture and non-standard architecture

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