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Frozen Gas Meccano

A construction set for space kids
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Like a Meccano set, but made out of frozen gas. Internal resonances keep the struts and nuts solid and apparently rigid, but in fact, the whole lot would disappear into a whiff of smoke if brought within the normal atmospheric boundaries of pressure and temperature. Can only be manipulated in space, and thus is suitable for families that live on space outposts. Needs a hostile- environ remote tractor unit to operate.
Ian Tindale, Dec 27 2006

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       Sublime, mate.
Ling, Dec 28 2006
  

       Noble of you.   

       "You kids come in the house and hang up your pressure suits right this instant!"
normzone, Dec 28 2006
  

       "Caution: May contain Fluorine"
hippo, Dec 28 2006
  

       How about a remote controlled robot to operate it from Earth? Instructions would have to be sent taking into account how long it took signals to get there and back of course, which would add to the fun.
nineteenthly, Dec 28 2006
  

       "suitable for families that live on space outposts" - yes, we definitely need more space toys!
DrCurry, Dec 28 2006
  
      
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