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(CNN)   Soon you may be able to say "Shields up, red alert." and it'll actually happen   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Star Trek, radiation protection, unmanned spacecraft, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, magnetosphere, propulsion systems, fusion reactors, magnetic fields  
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2013-06-28 12:32:03 AM  
3 votes:
*ahem* That's a Reed Alert.
2013-06-28 02:22:55 AM  
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Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: maniacbastard: When you make a magnetic shield around your vehicle and if you use a dipole magnet the particles of interest accelerate towards the poles.

Couldn't you just place some physical shielding around the poles of the dipole to serve as "rat traps" for the particles being funneled through the field lines? Surely that'd be lighter than wrapping the whole vehicle in shielding.

The distributed microsat network sounds cool too though.

Only if you make the shielding using a 3d printer.
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