Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Plato's Cave








Sunday, 8 December 2013

MAPSEC - a roadmap

In my July post 'Masers on Ice' I outlined a proposal to use overlapping maser beams to create a zone of melted ice into which a capsule could descend towards a subglacial lake and then return to the surface of the ice field via a similarly melted zone at the top of the device. As the zone of overlapping maser beams moved through the ice the melt-water would re-freeze, negating any problems caused by the pressurisation of lake-water due to the overburden of ice as well as eliminating contamination such as that caused by a drill hole. In this blog post I will outline a ‘road map’ to the realised project, although I promise not to use the phrase “going forward”.