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7th Apr '18 9:42:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Videogame/ShoresOfHazeron'' has ancient ringworlds which can be colonized. The ringworlds are almost exactly like those from the ''RingWorld'' novel, with mountains flanking the inner walls, and with shadow squares creating day/night cycles on the surface. Ringworlds have the advantage of being able to carry far more population than a planet, and having 7 different resource zones - if the ore is bad in one zone, it may be high quality in the next one over. Additionally, since the ringworlds are all centered around the sun, and wormholes are always near the sun, any defenses installations on the ringworld will immediately be able to [[AlphaStrike concentrate their fire on anything entering the system]] via wormholes.

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* ''Videogame/ShoresOfHazeron'' has ancient ringworlds which can be colonized. The ringworlds are almost exactly like those from the ''RingWorld'' ''Ringworld'' novel, with mountains flanking the inner walls, and with shadow squares creating day/night cycles on the surface. Ringworlds have the advantage of being able to carry far more population than a planet, and having 7 different resource zones - if the ore is bad in one zone, it may be high quality in the next one over. Additionally, since the ringworlds are all centered around the sun, and wormholes are always near the sun, any defenses installations on the ringworld will immediately be able to [[AlphaStrike concentrate their fire on anything entering the system]] via wormholes.
6th Mar '18 7:01:03 AM Lloigor
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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies]], have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus"]], and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring,"]] while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].

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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies]], have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus"]], Torus",]] and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring,"]] while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].
6th Mar '18 7:00:26 AM Lloigor
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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies,]] have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus,"]] and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring,"]] while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].

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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies,]] studies]], have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus,"]] Torus"]], and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring,"]] while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].



* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': By the end of the movie, [[spoiler: humanity managed to leave Earth and starts inhabitating giant space stations that resembles a Stanford Torus]].

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': By the end of the movie, [[spoiler: humanity managed to leave Earth and starts inhabitating giant space stations that resembles resemble a Stanford Torus]].
21st Dec '17 12:32:36 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Crucible]]'', the titular heroine gets enrolled in Crucible Academy, a ring-shaped interplanetary school for super-heroes.
15th Oct '17 10:54:04 PM PaulA
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* The world of Pendor, from ''Literature/TheJournalEntries of Kennet Shardik'', is Niven's Literature/{{Ringworld}} with the SerialNumbersFiledOff, because Niven had threatened to sue Elf Sternberg over writing gay BDSM KnownSpace fanfic.

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* The world of Pendor, from ''Literature/TheJournalEntries of Kennet Shardik'', is Niven's Literature/{{Ringworld}} with the SerialNumbersFiledOff, because Niven had threatened to sue Elf Sternberg over writing gay BDSM KnownSpace Literature/KnownSpace fanfic.
22nd Jul '17 5:27:06 AM moloch
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Note that it would always be "day" in such a cylindrical world unless measures are taken to simulate day and night, either through sun shades, mirrors, or some combination of the above. Another alternative is choosing an orbit where the ring periodicaly gets shadowed by something. Orbits that use the Earth for this would produce night about every 90 minutes (ISS altitude) or a few minutes every few months (a typical geostationary orbit, about the same frequency as a lunar eclipse).

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Note that it would always be "day" in such a cylindrical world unless measures are taken to simulate day and night, either through sun shades, mirrors, or some combination of the above. Another alternative is choosing an orbit where the ring periodicaly periodically gets shadowed by something. Orbits that use the Earth for this would produce night about every 90 minutes (ISS altitude) or a few minutes every few months (a typical geostationary orbit, about the same frequency as a lunar eclipse).
29th Apr '17 9:42:41 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Fallen Empires sometimes have ringworlds build around stars, and one will occasionally find heavily-guarded ring worlds serving as nature preserves (complete with primitive civilizations). The building methods in either case are [[LostTechnology long since lost]]. Certain {{Game Mod}}s can change that, however...

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Fallen Empires sometimes have ringworlds build around stars, and one will occasionally find heavily-guarded ring worlds serving as nature preserves (complete with primitive civilizations). The building methods in either case are [[LostTechnology long since lost]]. Certain {{Game Mod}}s can change that, however...
29th Apr '17 7:31:16 AM 20person
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Fallen Empires sometimes have ringworlds build around stars, and one will occasionally find heavily-guarded ring worlds serving as nature preserves. The building methods in either case are [[LostTechnology long since lost]]. Certain {{Game Mod}}s can change that, however...

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Fallen Empires sometimes have ringworlds build around stars, and one will occasionally find heavily-guarded ring worlds serving as nature preserves.preserves (complete with primitive civilizations). The building methods in either case are [[LostTechnology long since lost]]. Certain {{Game Mod}}s can change that, however...
16th Apr '17 12:30:09 PM nombretomado
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* You can make these in the ''SpaceEmpires'' series. A DysonSphere is better, though.

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* You can make these in the ''SpaceEmpires'' ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' series. A DysonSphere is better, though.
12th Apr '17 8:31:37 PM BlackPrince1330
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** In the upcoming "Utopia" DLC it will become possible to build ringworlds late in the game in planet-rich (though not necessarily inhabitable) star systems, dismantling the planets in the process. {{Dyson Sphere}}s will also be buildable for a massive energy boost.

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** In the upcoming "Utopia" DLC it will become it's possible to build ringworlds late in the game in planet-rich (though not necessarily inhabitable) star systems, dismantling the planets in the process. {{Dyson Sphere}}s will are also be buildable for a massive energy boost.
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