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    Technology

    Post by Ginka on 12.12.12 6:18

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    VeX (Variable Exocomputer)
    A small device, similar to a smartphone but much more useful. Functions as a phone, a computer and a general ID/credit account aboard Lux, therefore it is a must for all passengers. This device is also constantly in contact with the shipboard supercomputers, and can be used to survey passengers' actions. Models vary from a monolithic wrist-mounted computer to a nanochip implanted into the wrist which opens up a visual display up on the surface of the user's hand. The technology in these devices is fairly complex and requires steady service and care when used, so most opt for a model in between, such as a simple touch screen on one's wrist.

    M-Accs & M-Drabs (Memorymaterial accessories & outfits)
    Synthetic metals and fabrics that "remember" several different forms via aligning molecules differently under different types of electrical currents and energy-flows. You could, for example, have a set of earrings that transform into sunglasses, or a working outfit that transforms into a nightgown. These synthetic materials are also self-cleaning, because the basic molecular structure of the material changes, repelling the stain and preventing it from taking hold. A wine stain on fabric would simply drip to the floor while the material shape-shifts. Because of their transforming nature, these materials are also self-repairing, given that there is no loss of mass. Burns will vaporize the material, but cuts and tears can be mended instantly.

    PTV's
    See transport.

    General

    Materials
    Most materials on Lux are ADT (aluminium dura-titanium) based alloys, other similar strong but lightweight metals, and thermoplastics like polypropylene.

    Diamondglass
    Diamondglass is, very simply, a glass-like panel made out of synthetic (and therefore cheap) diamonds. Even a thin panel is strong enough to withstand the pressure difference between atmosphere and vacuum.

    Block-rooms
    A basic berthing is a block-room, a room that consists of different interchangeable blocks. Electromagnetic and ferromagnetic surfaces allow the movement and attachment of several different blocks to different spots. Blocks include, but are not limited to, bedblocks, chairblocks, tableblocks, lightingblocks, utilityblocks and entertainmentblocks, and new blocks can be bought from several different stores throughout Lux. This way each and every passenger's room can be easily and quickly customized in near-limitless ways.

    Transport

    Elevators
    Lux is filled with parallel and perpendicular vertical and horizontal elevators and other moving walkways.

    MagLev (Magnetically Levitating) Trams
    Aboard Lux, all surfaces are constantly electrified, ant therefore, electromagnetic. So all vehicles aboard Lux move with propulsion engines while hovering slightly above the the surface they are on. Trams that travel between the different areas of the vast ship use this technology to travel quickly and effortlessly.

    Ion Propulsion
    An ion thruster is a form of electric propulsion used for movement that creates thrust by accelerating ions. The term is used to refer to electric propulsion systems that accelerate plasma, since plasma consists of ions. It creates very little actual force, but in space vehicles are not subject to gravity and friction, so over time it provides ample power.

    PTV's (Personal Transport Vehicles)
    PTVs are small hover-bikes and MagLev skateboards that allow personal travel (at safe speeds) on the long hallways of the enormous Lux. They are powered by the ship's electrical network and are therefore operational as long as the ship itself is. They are also usually made from memorymaterial, so they can be formed into a much smaller shape when not in use - for example, a metal ingot that fits in a pocket.

    ExoLux Vehicles
    These vehicles are used to transport equipment and crew from Lux to other destinations. They use a centrifugal dynamo to create a
    gravitational pull somewhere near the ship, therefore "pulling" the ship through space. These ships are often also equipped with a conventional propulsion engine and wings to perform in-atmosphere operations. There, they function similar to jet aircraft. In general to operate this kind of vehicle you need a pilot and a navigator.

    Robots
    It comes as a shock to most passengers that there are no robots on Lux. Though many functions are automated, actual robots are nearly non-existent, the closest equivalent being a semi-intelligent line of program-based automatic cleaners and other such units comprising a small "workforce" of their own.

    Military

    Slug-guns
    Nearly all conventional firearms seeing use are essentially miniature rocket launchers, with each individual "bullet" being a solid slug with a small jet engine attached accelerate it further. This makes even a small handgun comparable to an armor-piercing rifle.

    Controlled Thermobaric weapons
    Thermobaric weapons are a "space-safe" type of explosive weapon, used aboard spacefaring vessels to avoid critical structural failure. They produce a large incendiary blast and explosive yield, but nullifiers all but cancel the shockwave and release most of the energy as heat. Therefore, a thermobaric weapon will pulverize any soft-tissued target inside a closed space with little to no structural damage, but is less effective against armored and heat-resistant targets.

    Non-lethal weapons
    Shipboard safety crews utilize a wide variety of debilitating non-lethal weapons to apprehend criminals and control crowds. Heatguns produce a temporal heatwave intense enough to incapacitate most beings or at least stun them and stop them in their tracks. Sonic weapons achieve a similar effect with sound. Last but not least, for those who extremely uncooperative, there are traumaweapons. Slug-guns fitted to fire rubber slugs, much like gunpowder-based firearms of the distant past. They cause intense, crippling pain, and can knock down even the largest of passengers just as well as their predecessors did.

    Hexaqua
    A material between fluid and solid states, this scientific breakthrough was quickly picked up by the military to be used as a lightweight kinetic armor. Where slug-guns utilize the force of an impact to pierce its target, Hexaqua armors counter this by being semi-liquid and efficiently diffusing said impact. The impulse of the slug is diminished dramatically, possibly enough to save the wearer's life.

    Medical

    Nanomedication
    All medical procedures are performed by pre-programmed nanobots, smaller than a red-blood cell and capable of performing surgeries beyond the abilities of any living surgeon. Therefore, nearly all illnesses and injuries are curable, so long as the patient is alive and intact to receive treatment.

    Implants
    If a patient happens to lose some part of his or her body, it can be easily replaced with either a synthetic equivalent or a cloned, biological counterpart. Implants that enhance performance beyond the body's normal limits are also available for use by authorized personnel.

    For any questions regarding technology please proceed to Q&A Techology/Science




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