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First off, to be clear, LENR or CNMS or whatever other name you give it, cold fusion is still entirely theoretical, and probably still not possible. It's not nearly as flawed as the "cold fusion" work from decades ago, but still considered fringe science. For Independence Day's sake, lets assume that some theory of LENR is valid and we can make a weapon out ...


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The film's official novelisation offers a potential reason. To help keep them alive (for future interrogation) Although the aliens can adapt to Earth-like conditions, they apparently have an annoying tendency to die without warning. Keeping them in their exosuits may simply be a way of prolonging their lives. This entire building had been designed to ...


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The implication seems to be that they do this to every planet with a molten core that they encounter. It could be surmised that their interest in Earth was especially piqued by our active (and easily accessible) lava core, as opposed to other rocky planets in the Solar System such as Mars, Venus and Mercury whose cores are largely solidified. So that was ...


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The actual mechanism by which new ships are "grown" remains a mystery, but apparently it involves sucking up the liquid hot magma and turning it into baby motherships that can then be sent off to find new planetary systems to conquer. “Correct,” it said. “A harvester ship conquered our planet and sucked out its molten core.” As it spoke it projected a ...


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"If you push something hard enough, it will fall over" --Fudd's first law of opposition. When something "falls" i.e. is attracted to the Earth by its gravity, technically the Earth is also attracted to the object. It's just that in the case of small things like pencils and automobiles, the force applied by the smaller object is infinitesimal. In the case of ...


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