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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Article ]

Look familiar?

That's the PS10 Solar Tower in Spain. Just a quick example of one of the real life versions of the Helios One that's going to be found in Fallout: New Vegas.

Read all about it with a bunch of great pictures over at this CNN article.

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Yonmanc
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

that's pretty cool. I saw a similar thing in a movie set in Africa, and goddammit the name escpes me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yonmanc wrote:
that's pretty cool. I saw a similar thing in a movie set in Africa, and goddammit the name escpes me.


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Yonmanc
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Stainless wrote:
Yonmanc wrote:
that's pretty cool. I saw a similar thing in a movie set in Africa, and goddammit the name escpes me.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

First solar tower?

I thought I'd seen those before.

Mayeb those were research ones.
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Kickstand27
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I think the one in spain is the first really viable one.
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MadBill
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Fuck this thread. Old technology new.

Edit:
If you thought you saw these decades ago, you probably did.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_tower
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/manchester/jpgs/manchester_building_aw120806_318.jpg


Solar powered skyscraper in Manchester, England
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