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    Can't read beyond the paywall but this has been in the news in a few places. Sounds a bit like von Neumann's 'astrochicken' idea, as elaborated by Freeman Dyson:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrochicken

    Although I dunno if the Milner/Hawking idea is anything advanced as self-replicating automata, as von Neumann originally envisaged:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-re...ing_spacecraft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Can't read beyond the paywall but this has been in the news in a few places. Sounds a bit like von Neumann's 'astrochicken' idea, as elaborated by Freeman Dyson:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrochicken

    Although I dunno if the Milner/Hawking idea is anything advanced as self-replicating automata, as von Neumann originally envisaged:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-re...ing_spacecraft
    this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/sc...king.html?_r=0

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    Cool.

    It says the project's advisors include Avi Loeb, Saul Perlmutter, Martin Rees, Dyson and Sagan's widow. That's a pretty A-list line-up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Cool.

    It says the project's advisors include Avi Loeb, Saul Perlmutter, Martin Rees, Dyson and Sagan's widow. That's a pretty A-list line-up!
    Best news story of the week. Maybe we will live to see the lights of an alien city.

    I think they'll have to ditch the Earth-based beamer and develop an orbital directed energy source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    orbital directed energy source.
    Not one of their more well known albums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Not one of their more well known albums.
    split LP with Luke Slater. E-e-e-e-e-essential.

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    I read a little more on this and it turns out an orbital energy source was the original plan but ground-based looks cheaper for the amount of power they'll need to make their nanocraft reach Mars in 30 MINUTES.

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