Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Spaceships and Air Conditioning

Back in 2004 Steven Den Beste wrote an article about the physics of space ship combat. One of his interesting observations was that radiating heat would be a constant issue for any spacecraft and any radiator device would be both obvious and a major vulnerability.

Today, after four years, I finally happen to read something along the same lines by David Morgan-Mar.

From what I know of those two men, I would not at all surprised if David Morgan-Mar had read that same article by Steven Den Beste four years ago. I wonder?

Both are certainly capable physicists who might be thinking in parallel without any interaction, but both are likely to know of and enjoy the other's work.

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