Geek Appeal

Engineering Students from Virginia Tech created highly durable bricks of a lunar-rock-like material, which may be used to build future colonies on the moon.

I love science fiction as much as the next girl… well, no, probably more. I’ve had conversations with fellow geeks about colonizing the moon. The biggest issue is always water. It’s awesome that a new material might get us closer to that.

The new bricks can withstand a ‘gradual’ application of up to 2,450 pounds per square inch, which is substantial – and reportedly nearly equal to concrete. Looks like one of the original intentions was for armor. (Concrete, for those of you who don’t know much about it, is an amazing material with wide applications.)

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2 Comments

  1. Jamie said,

    12 January 2009 at 11:50

    Cool. If we could just find a water source we are set. Well, that and the whole ‘breathing’ thing.

  2. SE Kiko said,

    12 January 2009 at 13:18

    How about a force field and generated atmosphere? 🙂


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