[extropy-chat] Question for the Astronomy/Physics Ubergeeks
avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 3 03:24:44 UTC 2005
--- Hal Finney <hal at finney.org> wrote:
> It's a little more complicated than it sounds.
> Because the CMB radiation
> is coming from all directions, it's as though we are
> immersed in a gas
> of photons. You can't derive power from this source
> like you could
> with sunlight, because in the case of sunlight you
> are essentially
> making use of the temperature difference between the
> sun and the CMB.
This assumes I wish to extract the power to do work. I
have other plans in mind for it. As for your answer,
thanks . . . it was admirably conscise. :)
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