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Well documented is the attempt at creating a giant
floating ice maker to create a pycrete aircraft carrier
Problem is that it's energy intensive.
I propose a propose a nuclear powered giant (solid
state magneto) refirgerator that is created to make
of a durable type (pycrete
Also this island can be repurposed as worlds
biggest penguin refuge, with turrets that
automatically shoot seals and walruses to ensure
penguins are safe. I like penguins.
Floating island is generally kept parked in coldest
possible waters sufficiently far from pack ice for it
As waves continuously break apart floating ice city,
more ice is made, and all sky facing surfaces of the
ice city are painted with high albedo paint, or simply
covered with sufficient amounts of reflective ice.
Internal city heat is provided by waste heat of
nuclear reactor and is well insulated to prevent ice
melt below and above.
I'm thinking this makes sense in the waters between
south Africa and Terra del fuego
bonus points for a technology that harvests ambient algea
and seaweed as a fibrous resource for creating the pykrete
as opposed to having to ship it in from land.
||I am bunning this initially for the use of
capitalization, based on the work of Skinner.
||I will now read the idea.
||OK, having read the idea, the bun stands.
||Howevertheless, I have a suggestion. Given that
you have large amounts of power available, why
not locate this island somewhere tropical? What
could be more glorious than floating in the
on an iceberg? You could build permanent ice-
caves where you could go to cool off, and you
would never run out of ice for G&Ts. You could
even have a tobogganing slope, launching you out
to splash down in the tropical waters.
||Another potential problem would be the gradual
loss of the reinforcing fibres (typically woodpulp)
as the edges melted and refroze. This problem
could be solved by signing up for the mailing lists
of all known retailers, ensuring a constant delivery
of pulpable paper.
||Also name-drop: Max Perutz, who did some of the
earliest work on pykrete, was once my boss.
||If you've got nuclear power you can set up refrigeration and not have to worry about the ambient temperature.
||You had me at "nuclear powered pykrete" [+]