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Russian Domed City Would Hold 100,000 People

Posted November 16, 2010 11:54 AM

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A Russian company has unveiled plans to build a gigantic domed city in an abandoned diamond mine in Siberia.

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11/16/2010 10:50 PM

Old news

All covered up, just the way I like it, Ky.

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11/17/2010 1:41 PM

Buckminster Fuller stated that a dome shaped city,if large enough, could actually float due to temperature difference between inside/outside.This could allow isolation from earthquakes.

The minimum diameter was around 5 miles,and could be built with conventional materials.Ventilation, heating and cooling would be provided by natural convection currents and controlled by vents at bottom and top of dome.

Anyone else read about this idea?

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11/17/2010 3:11 PM

no. but I will definitely be looking that one up

I'm very interested in developing ideas for offshore "Energy Palace" ideas... which involve many people living on location.. so this adds one more possibility.

I can't find the thread, but there was a recent thread on Solar Tower technology that used convection created in an a huge greenhouse/tower construct to run peripheral wind turbines, that I thought I might be able to apply to my scheme too.

Any links are appreciated.

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11/18/2010 4:51 AM

I don't have a link, but I ran across it while reading about Buckminster Fuller and his Astro Dome design some years ago.

I even did some calculations of air volume and weight of the air inside the dome,with different temperatures and it seems he was right.The volume increases much faster than the surface area, and soon you reach a point where the shell weight is relatively insignificant.And a slight differential temperature makes a big difference.

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11/18/2010 5:00 PM

It would not have to be very far off the ground, would it?

That's a 'built it and they will come' if there ever was one.

Maths can create beautiful things.

Imagination shares a border with curiosity.

Reality meets physical ability.

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11/18/2010 5:01 PM

yes.. fascinating man.

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11/20/2010 5:16 PM

Here is a link for a sphere calculator if you are interested in doing some calcs without all the sweat:

http://www.calculatorfreeonline.com/calculators/geometry-solids/sphere.php

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