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Re: Scientists Grow Plants In Moon Soil For The First Time In Latest Breakthrough (thread)

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: R Kym Horsell

In alt.astronomy a425couple <a425couple@hotmail.com> wrote:

Scientists Grow Plants In Moon Soil For The First Time In Latest

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: a425couple

Perhaps the big crops written about by Heinlein and Varley are not quite realized yet,,, but --- https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/techandscience/scientists-grow-plants-in-moon-soil-for-the-first-time-in-latest-breakthrough/ar-AAXehYx#:~:text

Re: Heinlein and "Harsh Mistress" news item (thread)

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 6 Days 8 Hours ago by: Michael Dworetsky

I am not all that worried about adaptations to 24-hour cycles. Someone mentioned indoor cannabis farms, which leave the lights on all the time (and in one case not far from us in outer London they managed to burn down a whole row of ho

Re: Heinlein and "Harsh Mistress" news item (thread)

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: pyotr filipivich

The real, un addressed issue remains: grow lights. While it might be possible to turn regolith into soil, earth plants are adapted to a 24 hour diurnal cycle, not a 336 hour cycle (okay, more like 354, but...) Solar panels are a groov

Re: Heinlein and "Harsh Mistress" news item (thread)

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 7 Days ago by: Scott Lurndal

IIRC, the article noted that while it did, indeed grow, it grew poorly.

Heinlein and "Harsh Mistress" news item

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: Michael Dworetsky

This morning the London Times features a front-page article about how moon dust from Apollo missions is being studied to see if plants can be grown in lunar soil. "Researchers at the University of Florida spent 11 years asking to borrow

Re: Recently Read - "Two Dooms"

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: Sjouke Burry

You beat me to it :) Mike impersonated a host of male/female chars.

Re: Recently Read - "Two Dooms"

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Don

Woke up later and came fully awake when I realized was hearing two fem voices, one Wyoh's warm contralto, other a sweet, high soprano with French accent. Wyoh chuckled at something and answered, "All right

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