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Featured Project: European Space Technologies Center By OFIS

Project: The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies Architect: OFIS Architects Location: Vitanje, Slovenia Function: This cosmic aluminum building was inspired by Hermann Noordung’s first drawings of a space station in 1929. The center wi… Sigue leyendo

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We, The People Petition Obama Administration For Death Star

Earlier in the year, we wrote how students from Lehigh University had estimated what it would actually cost to build a Death Star. The answer? “Roughly 13,000 times the world’s GDP,” though the figure was later contested by geeks all over… Sigue leyendo

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We, The People Petition Obama Administration For Death Star

Earlier in the year, we wrote how students from Lehigh University had estimated what it would actually cost to build a Death Star. The answer? “Roughly 13,000 times the world’s GDP,” though the figure was later contested by geeks all over… Sigue leyendo

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Playboy, Forerunner of Space Entertainment

All images: Thomas Tenery/Playboy Enterprises We return to our regular broadcast of cosmic chimeras, death star budgets, and megastructural follies. The newest venture for Playboy, that respectable publication of investigative journalism, probing interviews, and in-depth profiles, is a return of sorts to its space-crazed heyday, when the nudie-magazine-cum-empire was riding the crest of its popularity Sigue leyendo

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The Economics Behind The Death Star

Given the current rate of innovation and progress in construction (and design) technologies, we tend to assume that anything can be built. Think up any ridiculous shape or size you’d like for a building, and if there is a rising economy of plutocrats willing to pay for it, a totalitarian state to muscle it past Sigue leyendo

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