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by Larry Niven

This novel is set on Plateau, a world like Venus, poisonous and uninhabitable - except for the top of Mt. Lookitthat, which extends high enough to reach breathable air and a reasonable temperature. This is one of Niven's earlier Known Space novels.

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Concrete Canvas - Inflatable Concrete Buildings
   This great portable shelter lets you create housing anywhere - even if a housing development would look like hundreds of loaves in a baker's window.

World's First Artificial Human Liver Grown In Lab
   The creation of 'mini-livers' from stem cells may be in time to avoid the dangers of too much demand in the organ transplant field.

Deep Sea Mining Tube Worms
   I think Larry Niven nailed this one forty years ago; the idea of a mining worm is even older.

Evolved Earthworms To Clean Up Toxic Metals
   Hardy super worms may provide a way to clean up contaminated soil.

'Volume Control' Ear Protein Uncovered
   Research shows at least part of the mechanism for our ability to protect our ears against extremely loud noises.

Mycotectural Buildings Made Of Fungus
   Fungus bricks - the building material of the future? It can also be used as packing material to replace non-biodegradeable styrofoam.

Human Vein Bioprinted In 3D
   Organic artificial organs, printed by request, from ready-mix prepared from your own cells, avoiding that annoying need for lifelong anti-rejection drug cocktails. Excellent.

Artificial 'Muscle' Has Elasticity
   Forget those mushy muscle-cell-only artificial muscles; this new material should give them some stretch and some pop.

Micromasonry 'Biological Legos' Building New Organs
   New technique for putting 3-dimensional structure in artificial organs.

Small Human Livers Grown In Lab
   The shortage of livers for transplant may be a solvable problem.

Binishells Graceful Housing
   This may just be the quickest way to construct a permanent shelter.

Earthworms Absorb Copper Nanomaterials From Soil
   Update! on copper nanoparticle toxicity study. Engineered nanomaterials can be taken up from the environment and moved up the food chain.

Printed Artificial Capillary Blood Vessels
   We need these for the lager, more complex artiforgs we've already made.

'Human Textiles' Woven From Donor Cells
   First organ printing, now weaving with human cells.

Custom Cartilage Via 3D Printer
   Bespoke body parts? Print what you need.

'Bio-Ink' For Printing Human Organs
   'For a while your colonists will have to come up to the Hospital to get treatment with the ramrobot symbiots...'- Larry Niven, 1968.

Mini-Livers Made By 3D Printer
   Organlegging may not be the growth industry that some fear.

Lab-Grown Kidneys Implanted Successfully - In Animals
   'For a while your colonists will have to come up to the Hospital to get treatment with the ramrobot symbiots'- Larry Niven, 1968.

City Made Of Bone
   'The cheapest building material known...' - Larry Niven, 1968.

Organaut! Russians 3D Print Living Tissue In Space
   'For a while your colonists will have to come up [to orbit] to the Hospital...' - Larry Niven, 1968.

Engineered Living Building Materials
   '... it was the cheapest building material known.' Larry Niven, 1968.

Your Martian Dream Home, Made By Fungi
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NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum

Elon Musk Says Robotaxis Will Be Ready This August, 2024
re: Miles J. Breuer

Moonwalkers AI-Controlled Electric Shoes
re: Hugo Gernsback

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