SMAC techs in real life

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How about collecting the list of SMAC techs and Secret Projects that have actually been realized in real life already ? On 'poly, Ka Plewy posted a link to an article about


SilkSteel Alloys: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227066.200-for-supertough-spider-silk-just-add-titanium.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news


The carbon nanotubes match the properties of the Super Tensile Solids:


Their tensile strength is over 100x of steel.


The Human Genome Project has been completed in 2003:



Any more you guys know about ?

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Thermal Boreholes! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_power_in_Iceland Obviously they get to cheat because they have live volcanoes. But they are currently operational.


A quick google search will find a discussion of using deep mines for power generation under other circumstances including spent oil platforms. I also know that at one point Google (the company) was considering investing in a test project. But a limited search is not turning up a reference.

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Carbon nanotubes are not Super Tensile Solids. Super Tensile Solids can suspend 1,000,000 tonnes with a thread the thickness of a human hair. I do not believe carbon nanotubes are capable of that.


...I wish we could get Ethical Calculus so we could start Gene Splicing more, though. :p

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