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Terraforming, fremen-style.

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 03:55
by Lundse
A very old experiment, by Charles Darwin (some of you may have heard of him), building an "artificial ecosystem":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11137903

They are thinking about using the same basic idea of letting the right mix of natural plants in the right place and in the right time, for terraforming. Sound familiar?

Re: Terraforming, fremen-style.

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 06:27
by lotek
that's amazing!

thanks for pointing it out :)
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Re: Terraforming, fremen-style.

Posted: 02 Sep 2010 12:23
by Freakzilla
Great Story!

Re: Terraforming, fremen-style.

Posted: 03 Sep 2010 04:06
by nampigai
Cool!

It made me search for stuff on the Sahara desert - I actually didn't know that that desert were greening.

Re: Terraforming, fremen-style.

Posted: 03 Sep 2010 14:40
by Freakzilla
nampigai wrote:Cool!

It made me search for stuff on the Sahara desert - I actually didn't know that that desert were greening.


I watched a show on the Sahara last weekend. Appearantly there are enourmous prehistoric aquifirs underneath it and it is on a wet/dry cycle of about 20,000 years coinciding with the wobble of Earth's axis. I think we are on the swing back to wet, woohoo!

It was interesting watching the scientist point out whale and mangrove root fossils in the middle of the desert.