I want to go to a planet where I don't have to build a new climate just…

Every planet is different, but usually in the early phases of geoengineering you're looking at a lot of volcanic work. Helps enrich the soil, warms the climate, creates bigger landmasses. If you bring your own minerals and molecular precursors — standard supplies for most terraforming operations — you can seed every… » 9/15/11 8:00am 9/15/11 8:00am

Passage for the Narrowest of the Great Steam Ships

This is a rare image of otherworldly tranquility from concept designer Thomas Crausaz. Usually his work tends towards gorgeous desolation and destruction, as you can see in our gallery. But here he managed to portray a massive steamship looking delicate. » 10/14/09 5:00pm 10/14/09 5:00pm