The Power Planet by Murray Leinster:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
"For months readers have asked us for a story by Murray Leinster. Here is one of unusual merit, even for this well-known author. The Peace Conference, The League of Nations and every other body delegated to secure world
peace might do well to give this tale a careful reading. Although we have no
means of adopting the authors solution as yet, the fundamental idea is excellent
and might well be used. “The Power Planet” is a plausible tale of scientific
fiction, beautifully written.
('Power Planet' by Murray Leinster)
Surprisingly good description of a method for gathering solar power in orbit, and then transferring it to Earth. (*Spoiler) Fans of the movie Independence Day may recognize this method of destroying a ship...
Air Tank Flying
Using little blasts of compressed air to fly around inside a space station.
Hold yourself down in zero gravity situations with this low-tech device.
Special chair feature for space ships undergoing accelerations.
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