If I were sharing items this week I'd have shared:
Not Zeppelins, exactly; we're talking mile-wide inhabited geodesic spheres, man!
"Because the geodesic structure increases in strength as it gets bigger, and its surface increases at a power of two, while its volume increases at a power of three, Fuller hypothesized that heating the interior air even one degree will set the Cloud Nines aloft.
Obviously, as a sexy, futuristic utopian image, Cloud Nine is hard to pass up, but holy crap, Bucky, did you think for two seconds about the urban fabric and the social experience of living trapped in a floating dome? I'd love to see someone write an SF story about it. Because I think it might be a fantastically totalitarian disaster."
Lui Bolin is a chameleon.
Very cool creature concept art over at The Morae River
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