Would uranium, radon or methane gas do the trick? The other choice we could have made was sending the positive z axis away us. But in taking that approach to its logical conclusion, she found herself in a nauseating "depth-first" search of technical literature.Next
You turn to look at what is written on the card, and it says: ETAOIN SHRDLU You see a bank of dials and a lever.
You will encounter fire daemons, impassible terrain, and dangerous fumeroles in order to pass over into the other neighborhood.
So the filter is several GY in the past.
A doddering old man wobbles drunkenly about.
You're really having trouble working out how half of these gimmicks are supposed to work.
Fluid flow-rate is a special kind of vector valued function called a vector field, meaning fluid can be flowing in any rate in any three-dimensional direction and that direction and rate may vary across different locations within the reservoir. Several of your crew are devoured before you're able to flee.Next
But very well: I submit that there is only one habitable planet in all the galaxy, Earth itself.
A small piece of coal could easily distract them.
The tangent function is a trigonometric function, named such because it helps us measure triangles. We tested this method for a fractional number as the scalar, but we should also test a negative number. Or suppose the Outer Space Treaty did not ban nukes in space.Next
The three points defining the face are ordered so that v2 - v1 × v3 - v1 points outside of the octahedron.
This ratio is called the tangent of the angle.
You reach the ©Manning Publications Co. But -- at best -- all life there is inedible.Next
Inamorata Low-Level: It is safe to drink from the Fountain of Blood, but there's a chance of contracting Vampirism.
The energized threads of magical energy that remain if the skein of an enchantment is unwoven without breaking any loops.
It nearly cauterizes off your most favorite thumb before you give up the chase. In geometry terms, u and v defined a parallelogram and the vector sum is the length of the diagonal. If you give a rate of 1.Next
And I'd love to hear from a geologist about the effects of a 20 degree variation in obliquity over 100kYr.
The perfect calculator at that stage of learning might have a few more buttons: Figure 1.
Stone palace after stone holdfast, the scale and decoration shifting smoothly, usually, and sometimes quite suddenly and dangerously. Irreducible complexity: I take issue with one of Anders' assumptions, which is that a multi-planet civilization is largely immune to the local risks. The dot product is a way to multiply two vectors and get a scalar.Next
At that point we may stabilize at a level capable of maintaining a high technology culture, say between one and two billion which is fully sustainable and very comfortable for all those alive.
The stone and materials regenerate more slowly, and tunneling through the rock here has opened up the Catacombs, a more or less permanent fixture at the edge of the portal.