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"Everything starts as somebody's daydream. And, when you're daydreaming, it is science fiction. It's when you start work out how you put it together, true science fiction becomes real science."
- Larry Niven

Building With Lunar Materials  
  Using a planet's materials to make what you need.  

I will try to make some photo-cells with Moore's aid...

A considerable pile of gypsum has been hauled from the mine, and Reed has made a larger oven for use when the sun appears again. He found some large blocks of pumice rock, and has set these up as insulators for his furnace.

Moore and I have started work on the photo-cells. The silver was refined electrolytically, after we reduced it to a soluble compound. We made a crude , small cell and were delighted - and, I admit, somewhat surprised - to find it worked.

Technovelgy from The Moon is Hell, by John W. Campbell.
Published by Fantasy Press in 1950
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