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Orbital Rings

The Orbital Ring is a type of launch-assist system that goes beyond moving small ships and crews into space and allows cheap movement of bulk cargo up to space,...
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SFIA 100k Subscribers Special

Today the channel has reached 100,000 subscribers and to celebrate that we'll take a look back at the channel's origins and thank some of the folks who've helped the...
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Fermi Paradox Great Filters: Space and Time

This episode begins our look at solutions to the Fermi Paradox - the question of why the Universe appears empty of intelligent life besides ourselves - by looking at...
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Fermi Paradox Great Filters Trailer

A quick glimpse of our upcoming series on possible Great Filters of the Fermi Paradox, which might make intelligent extraterrestrial life so rare there are no other civilizations in...
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Upward Bound: Space Towers

Today we look at using Space Towers, Buoyant Structures, Airships, and Space Fountains as means of launching spaceships, as well as their other applications to create enormous structures that...
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Tips from Kardashev 2 Engineers, part 2

Part 2 of our look at mega-engineering projects civilizations may tackle on their way to achieving Kardashev 2 status. Teaming up again with Fraser Cain & Universe Today, we...
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Launch Loops

The Launch Loop is a type of space vehicle launch assist mechanism that allows us to transfer vast amounts of energy and momentum from ground based generators to...
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Psychohistory

A look at methods for predicting the future, how plausible they are and what hurdles they face, with a focus on Isaac Asimov's concept of Psychohistory, from the classic...
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Industrializing the Moon

We return to the Moon to explore ways to go beyond simple Lunar Bases to a full-fledged productive colony that can help us travel to other worlds and expand...
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Infinite Improbability Issues

Science Fiction loves the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, but its implication go far beyond basic Alternate Universes and histories. Today we will explore some of the mind-bending...