Sci-fi Becomes Sci-fact: Power Beamed From Space

September 15th, 2009

SpaceAs I grow older, I’m amazed to see the creation of technologies that I once read about in science fiction books. The Japanese government is spending $22 billion on a project to put a large solar panel array in orbit that will generate energy and beam it down to the Earth.

Link: http://www.scientificamerican.com/…
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One Response to “Sci-fi Becomes Sci-fact: Power Beamed From Space”

  1. [link]josh Says:

    So when you beam a GW of energy does it do bad things to the birds/virus/dust flying through the air over the receiver? If you move it to someplace not prepared to receive the energy do you now have a really cool microwave weapon?

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