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  • On Mars-orbiters - radiation is not an issue if you live inside a meter-thick water wall. (yes it's heavy but it's perfect shielding and we all need water) The advantages are exactly that of oceanic ROV ops - you get to study the environment extensively in realtime.

    Griffin Beg-a-thon Update - NASA Watch

  • Tall doors in meter-thick walls at this Mexican colonial hacienda, open onto a wrought iron balcony.

    Tall doors in meter-thick walls at this Mexican colonial hacienda, open onto a wrought iron balcony. © Julia Taylor 2008

  • It is typically a meter-thick concrete and steel structure.

    Nuclear power reactor

  • The long lines of capsules moved toward the earth and concrete emplacements protecting the launching mirror; they reached them; and seconds later, each capsule vanished at 300 gees, shoved upward by a meter-thick column that was nothing more than light, but which looked like a great green growing plant.

    The Lensman's Children

  • Masons are drilling holes and injecting concrete into the performance hall's meter-thick brick bandshell to reinforce it.

    To Rise From The Ashes

  • Besides, shouldn't a 300-year-old village home with meter-thick walls be dark?

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Underneath the ca. 0.40 meter-thick topsoil, we reached a group of large architectural fragments belonging to the courtyard's western portico.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 4

  • Sisko involuntarily blinked as a second intense source of crimson energy joined the Grigari fusillade of silver beams, and Dukat was blasted from behind by a meter-thick shaft of translucent fire that deformed the ovoid shield surrounding him.

    MILLENNIUM

  • Flinx walked around a meter-thick bole which looked like a cross between a Terran redwood and a bundle of black lizards tied together.

    The End of the Matter

  • As the Drusus slowly descended with whining engines and activated, antigrav fields and finally gently touched down on the meter-thick concrete deck a lone man emerged from the flat building and stood at the edge of the field.

    Phantom Fleet

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