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Old Sep 2 2008, 11:30 AM   #16
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Default Re: Titanium on Pern

Originally Posted by ghost8772 View Post
Iron, gold, and Silver. three of the easiest elements to obtain and work. From what I saw of the Titanium article, that vacuum arc part of the refining process would require a major amount of electricity. Batteries wouldn't cut it. To produce Titanium, they'd have to have mass produced Electricity, as well as the ability to produce a vacuum at room type volumes.

A room-type volume vacuum is no problem, since the dragons can easily jump up to the dawn sisters. Electricity is a bigger problem without the engines. Do those ships have solar cells?

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