SFIA 100k Subscribers Special

Today the channel has reached 100,000 subscribers and to celebrate that we’ll take a look back at the channel’s origins and thank some of the folks who’ve helped the channel grow. Our regularly scheduled episode will still appear Thursday morning.

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Tips from Kardashev 2 Engineers, part 2

Part 2 of our look at mega-engineering projects civilizations may tackle on their way to achieving Kardashev 2 status. Teaming up again with Fraser Cain & Universe Today, we look at artificial magnetospheres, mining and disassembling comets, asteroids, and even whole planets, and harvesting the Sun itself.
You can see part 1 here:
https://youtu.be/95sSJ_x7a1k

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Tips from Type 2 Engineers
Season 3, episode 23b
by Fraser Cain & Isaac Arthur

Cover Art
Jakub Grygier
https://www.artstation.com/artist/jakub_grygier
Graphics:
Sergio Botero
https://www.artstation.com/artist/sboterod
Kevin Gill
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmgill/

Music:
Lombus, “We Roam the Stars”
https://soundcloud.com/lombusmusic
AJ Prasad, “Dark Future – Staring Through pt 1”
https://soundcloud.com/thedarkfuture
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
https://soundcloud.com/user-487818115

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Upward Bound: Space Towers

Today we look at using Space Towers, Buoyant Structures, Airships, and Space Fountains as means of launching spaceships, as well as their other applications to create enormous structures that normal materials could never permit.

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Graphics Team:
Jarred Eagley
Katie Byrne
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Luca de Rosa
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Sirius”
Kai Engel, “Endless Story about Sun and Moon”
Koalips, “Kvazar”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
Dan McLeod, NeptuneUK, “Mysterious Universe”

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Fermi Paradox Great Filters: Space and Time

This episode begins our look at solutions to the Fermi Paradox – the question of why the Universe appears empty of intelligent life besides ourselves – by looking at some of the reasons why life may simply be very uncommon. Before we can contemplate what might be special about Earth, we first need to consider what might be special about our region of space, and even our epoch of time, or our Universe itself.

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Graphics Team:
Jarred Eagley
Katie Byrne
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Luca de Rosa
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:
Lombus, “Cosmic Soup”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
AJ Prasad, “Aether”
Lombus, “Hydrogen Sonata”
Dan McLeod, NeptuneUK, “Mysterious Universe”
AJ Prasad, “Staring Through”

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Orbital Rings

The Orbital Ring is a type of launch-assist system that goes beyond moving small ships and crews into space and allows cheap movement of bulk cargo up to space, into orbit, and beyond.

The channel has reached 100,000 subscribers just before this episode’s release, check out the 100k special here:
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Cover Art by Jakub Grygier: https://www.artstation.com/artist/jakub_grygier

Graphics Team:
Jarred Eagley
Katie Byrne
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Luca de Rosa
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:
Sergey Cheremisinov, “Sirius”
Kai Engel, “Endless Story about Sun and Moon”
Koalips, “Kvazar”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
Dan McLeod, NeptuneUK, “Mysterious Universe”
AJ Prasad, “Staring Through”

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Megastructures 1.1: Dyson Spheres

We return to the Megastructures series to examine the the concept of a Dyson Sphere, a means of enclosing a star to gather all of it energy. We will look at myths and misconceptions about Dyson Spheres, as well as a number of additional purposes they can be put to, from allowing interstellar travel to generating black holes or running computers large enough to simulate whole Universes.

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Graphics Team:
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Katie Byrne
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Luca de Rosa
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:

Markus Junnikkala,”We Roam the Stars”
Lombus, “Amino”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
AJ Prasad, “Staring Through”
Dan McLeod, NeptuneUK, “Mysterious Universe”

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Civilizations at the End of Time: Iron Stars

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In the previous episode we saw how civilizations might not simply survive after all the stars in the Universe had died, but might indeed thrive far better during the Black Hole Era of the Universe. Today, we will go beyond even the Dark Era to examine the concepts or Iron Star Civilizations, Boltzmann Brains, Reversible Computing, and even reversing Entropy itself.

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Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Katie Byrne
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Luca de Rosa
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:
Markus Junnikkala, “Always tell me the odds”
Lombus, “Hydrogen Sonata”
AJ Prasad, “Staring Through”
Dan McLeod, NeptuneUK, “Calculations”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
Phase Shift, “Forest Night”

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Fermi Paradox Great Filters: Rare Earth

We continue our look at possible explanations why life may be very rare in the Universe by examining our planet itself, and looking at which of its characteristic might be important to intelligence developing and how improbable those traits are for a given planet in a given solar system.

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Cover Art by Jakub Grygier: https://www.artstation.com/artist/jakub_grygier

Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Katie Byrne
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Luca de Rosa
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music:
Lombus, “Cosmic Soup”
Markus Junnikkala, “A Memory of Earth”
AJ Prasad, “Aether”
Lombus, “Hydrogen Sonata”
Dan McLeod, NeptuneUK, “Mysterious Universe”
Kevin MacLeod, “Spacial Winds”

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Force Fields

Force fields are a staple of science fiction, but usually regarded as only science fiction, not science fact. Today we’ll examine the notion and see what options we might have inside known science, as well as what alternatives might achieve similar effects.

See Hydrodynamic levitation at Cody’s Lab:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4kTF0xw3y8

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Graphics Team:
Edward Nardella
Jarred Eagley
Justin Dixon
Katie Byrne
Misho Yordanov
Murat Mamkegh
Pierre Demet
Sergio Botero
Stefan Blandin

Script Editing:
Andy Popescu
Connor Hogan
Edward Nardella
Eustratius Graham
Gregory Leal
Jefferson Eagley
Luca de Rosa
Michael Gusevsky
Mitch Armstrong
MolbOrg
Naomi Kern
Philip Baldock
Sigmund Kopperud
Steve Cardon
Tiffany Penner

Music
Markus Junnikkala, “Leaving the Galaxy”
AJ Prasad, “Staring Through”
Lombus, “Amino”

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