- Dispatches from a horrifying alternate universe
This week: Excerpts from What If articles written in a world which, thankfully, is not the one we live in:
bystander wrote:Zippo Phone
What in my pocket actually contains more energy, my Zippo or my smartphone? What would be the
best way of getting the energy from one to the other? And since I am already feeling like Bilbo in this
one, is there anything else in my pocket that would have unexpected amounts of stored energy? — Ian Cummings
geckzilla wrote:He seems to be restricting the use of the word "energy" to caloric energy but didn't bother mentioning it.
THX1138 wrote:In order for earths moon to hold an atmosphere it would need a much greater magnetic field
Seems to me the simplest way, the cheapest way and the fastest way to accomplish this could be treating the moon as if it were an electric motor.
Set up some nuclear power plants and run an electrical grid across the surface to create an artificial magnetic field
What if ?
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