[LMB] [OT] Barrayaran Terraforming - an example

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Fri Dec 10 19:08:59 GMT 2021

Remember that an enhanced radiation weapon still generates a nuclear explosion. I saw a (very bad) movie about the bad guys setting off a neutron bomb and looting banks. They thought that they would be safe standing next to it wearing Mylar anti radiation suits.

William A Wenrich

  *   A sinner dependent on God’s grace.

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Subject: Re: [LMB] [OT] Barrayaran Terraforming - an example

there were some speculation in serious SF on using enhanced radiation
fusion weapons (aka neutron bombs) and unshielded nuclear reactors to
clear land areas of life as preparation for terraforming ..

the unshielded reactors would be something like this..


or the Tower Shielding Facility at Oak Ridge


For terraforming / land sterilisation purposes the tower most likely
would not be as high at the BREN tower and mobile

i could see two railroad tracks carrying two shorter towers, some
distance apart - the reactor would shuttle on a cable car suspended
between the two towers and the cable car would be moved from "left to
right" (or vice versa) between the two towers to irradiate a "line" ..
whenever a "line" was finished the towers would progress a bit along the
rail tracks to start irradiating the next "line"



Am 10.12.2021 um 08:36 schrieb Richard G. Molpus:
> I ran across this video about a reclamation project in the Pacific Northwest. The effort is to remove non-native invasive plants and replace them with native species.
> This is close to what Barrayaran's do when they terraform an area - the effort is about the same.
> https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FPnU-obPUiVA&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cc21286e7ec834b33033208d9bc0f3220%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637747595718631886%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=QvMM2VH%2BVg%2BAoRX5%2F8mq3arQ3qh9OKB23D9lKc2hDt4%3D&reserved=0
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