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Artificial Trees to Produce Oxygen

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#31 XerXis


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:22

Ok, I guess these 'trees' never actually made it ;)

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:27

first thing that came to mind about this was the lorax and people with plastic trees with air bottles in them.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 17:00

Something like this would be useful in say, interstellar space travel. Any carbon dioxide emissions could be converted to oxygen for the crew.

what happens when the air has too much O2?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 17:23

I think you're confused. Eugenic had little to do with Star Trek, that was actually Genetic modification. Eugenics, doesn't need to do genetic modification, it's about removing the weak and unwanted form the gene pool. and was supported by a lot of people before WWII, including some former American presidents and some other famous geniuses at the time. but after Hitler put it into practice it became kind of unpopular to be a eugenics supporter so they all pretended that never happened.

Eugenics didn't mean sending people to death camps either.

For a lot of supporters, eugenics was entirely about voluntary behavior, and they didn't want any state intrusion at all.

At most, to eugenicists with the more invasive solutions, it meant sterilizing people with inheritable diseases like epilepsy or with mental retardation. But that wasn't universal.

Saying Hitler embodied the belief in eugenics is a little but of a slander on the people who genuinely supported it

#35 Sionic Ion

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 17:34

Why was this thread resurrected from 2011? :|

#36 DocM


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 18:37

what happens when the air has too much O2?

Giantism. Back 300 million years ago when Earth's O2 levels were significantly higher there were mayflies and dragonflies with 1.5+ foot wingspans.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:47

Great to know but still a long way to go.....