Nextbigfuture has actually covered numerous of the concepts of Alexander Bolonkin.
Bolonkin held 17 patents. He proposed the idea of domed cities as a security versus nuclear weapons. He composed documents on inflatable mountains, cable television area launcher, a hypersonic tube launcher, a kinetic anti-gravitation system, a multi-reflex propulsion gadget, area towers, an electrostatic space sail, an electric ramjet area propulsion device, and the cable aviation device. He proposed AB-Matter femtotechnology.
Inflatable Mountains for Weather Control
Bolonkin’s idea is creating a low-cost variety of inflatable ‘mountains’ (really enormous gasbags) from a thin film whose presence forces damp air (a damp wind) to increase to high altitude.
The top of the gasbags’ movie is located at an elevation of ~ 3– 5 km. It is supported at this elevation by a small additional atmospheric pressure produced by ground ventilators. The film is connected to Earth’s ground by controlled cables, which enable some modification in the height and orientation of the synthetic mountain( s). The gasbag’s external surface area might need double-layer movie. We can control the heat conductivity of the dome cover by pumping an air between two layers of the dome cover and change the solar heating (solar radiation) by control of cover clearness or pumping a warm air between layers if icing-over or program is at the dome top. That allows picking for different conditions (solar heating) in the covered area and by pumping air into the dome.
The building of a movie dome is really simple. The collapsed movie is spread out over Earth’s surface, switch on the pumping props and the film is raised by air overpressure to the required elevation restricted by the assistance cables. Damage to the movie is not major trouble since the extra air pressure is very small (0.005– 0.05 atm) and air leakage is made up for by the air impellers.
Dome Cities Versus Nuclear Weapons and Missiles
Nextbigfuture looked at making 2 big concrete or nanomaterial monolithic or geodesic domes over cities that could safeguard a city from nukes.
Alexander Bolonkin idea was for a less expensive, technological easy technique with thin-film inflatable domes.
It not just would offer security from nuclear devices it could be used to put high communication devices, windmill power and a lot of other money-generating usages. The film mass covered of 1 km 2 of ground location is M1=2 ×10 6 mc=600 tons/km 2 and film expense is $60,000/ km 2.
Bolonkin also had the principle of placing little stones onto an air-inflated dome. If a missile hit the film, then the kinetic energy of the rocket would slam many stones into the missile as it was passing through the inflated dome.
FemtoTechnology Beyond Nanotechnology
Bolonkin tried to determine methods to bootstrap to the point where we could craft with protons and neutrons. It was a fascinating conceptual exercise.
The necessary condition (prerequisite LAW) of stability the AB-Matter are the following:-RRB-
The variety of protons must be less than approximately 90 into a regional sphere of the radius of 3 femtometers at any point within AB-Matter.
2) The number of nucleons need to be less than approximately 240 into a local sphere of the radius of 3 femtometers (6 femtometers diameter) at any point within AB-Matter.
3) AB-Matter includes a minimum of two protons.
Bolonkin was intellectually brave. He wanted to attempt solve huge problems with concepts. He had a grounding in existing engineering, science, physics and aviation. He was willing to see where he could press the limitations to create fascinating concepts and proposals. His concepts were likewise fun and interesting. Even if there were flaws, Bolonkin had explored out-of-the-box solutions that might become the basis for new implemented ideas. Nextbigfuture enjoyed his works and ideas and will continue to his courageous push for concepts and solutions.
Composed By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com