DYSON SPHERE
   Item of sf TERMINOLOGY; named for a concept put forward by the physicist Freeman J. DYSON.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Dyson Sphere —    An artificial world which is a hollow sphere built around a sun. This allows all of the sun s energy to be used by the inhabitants of the sphere, who live on the inside surface, giving them virtually unlimited energy. The circumference of the… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Dyson sphere — /ˈdaɪsən sfɪə/ (say duysuhn sfear) noun Science Fiction an artificial sphere around a sun at the radius of a planetary orbit consisting of a shell of solar collectors and habitats that create a huge living space and gather enormous amounts of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dyson sphere — noun a) A hypothetical system of orbiting solar power satellites meant to completely encompass a star and capture its entire energy output. b) A solid shell of matter enclosing a star. Syn: Dyson shell …   Wiktionary

  • Dyson — may refer to:People*Andre Dyson (b. 1979), American Football player *Charles W. Dyson (1861 ndash; 1930), a US Navy Rear Admiral *George Dyson (composer) (1883 1964), English composer, father of Freeman Dyson *Freeman Dyson (b. 1923), physicist,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Dyson spheres in fiction — This is a listing of the use of the Dyson sphere concept in popular fiction. For a discussion of the general concept and its history, see the main article.In science fiction some additional fictional technologies are described to enhance… …   Wikipedia

  • Dyson-Sphäre — Eine Dyson Sphäre [ˈdaɪ̯snˌsfɛːrə] ist ein hypothetisches Konstrukt, das einen Stern im Idealfall vollständig kugelförmig umschließt, um dessen Energie zu absorbieren oder umzulenken und damit optimal nutzen zu können. Kugelschnitt Diagramm einer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dyson tree — A Dyson tree is a hypothetical genetically engineered plant, (perhaps resembling a tree) capable of growing on a comet, suggested by the physicist Freeman Dyson. He suggested that such plants could produce a breathable atmosphere within hollow… …   Wikipedia

  • Sphere de Dyson — Sphère de Dyson Pour les articles homonymes, voir Sphère (homonymie) et Dyson (homonymie). Diagramme d’une coquille de Dyson d’une unit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sphère de dyson — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Sphère (homonymie) et Dyson (homonymie). Diagramme d’une coquille de Dyson d’une unit …   Wikipédia en Français

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