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Replicator question

stargirl22

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Report this Sep. 16 2007, 7:02 pm

What happens to the plates, cups, silverware, etc the replicator creates after they are used? ¿
For example Captain Picard often orders tea, it comes in a very cute tea cup, but I don¿t see a pile of cups lying around is office. ¿Do you have to do anything with them or do they just disappear?

JackCase

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Report this Sep. 16 2007, 7:06 pm

Energy becomes matter eg cup and tea. The cup is returned to the replicator where it is returned to energy just like in a transporter :logical:

Baratine

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Report this Sep. 16 2007, 8:01 pm

Starships like the Enterprise...

Recycles every thing.

I mean every thing..

Except things like heavy metals, and other hazadous items like that.

lanceromega

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Report this Sep. 17 2007, 3:16 pm

Quote (JackCase @ Sep. 15 2007, 8:06 pm)
Energy becomes matter eg cup and tea. The cup is returned to the replicator where it is returned to energy just like in a transporter :logical:

replicator donot turn matter into energy or energy into matter. it simply rearranges the molecular structure of matter.

If it could turn matter into energy, there would be no need for antimatter to fuel warp core, since you could just carry normal matter and turn it into energy...

Same goes for transporter.

displacedvulcan

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Report this Sep. 17 2007, 4:01 pm

wel they say something in VOY in Year of Hell where Janeway says to Chakotay:
"Recycle that, we need all the energy we can get."
So i took that as they recycle the left overs into what ever the energy is.

Sara_Paris

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Report this Sep. 17 2007, 4:10 pm

Quote (displacedvulcan @ Sep. 17 2007, 4:01 pm)
wel they say something in VOY in Year of Hell where Janeway says to Chakotay:
"Recycle that, we need all the energy we can get."
So i took that as they recycle the left overs into what ever the energy is.

Exactly. I always thought that was the normal procedure.

lanceromega

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Report this Sep. 17 2007, 4:50 pm

Quote (displacedvulcan @ Sep. 16 2007, 5:01 pm)
wel they say something in VOY in Year of Hell where Janeway says to Chakotay:
"Recycle that, we need all the energy we can get."
So i took that as they recycle the left overs into what ever the energy is.

maybe it take less energy to recycle an item then to make something from scatched!! This is the case of aluminum cans..

Josh_Lyman

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Report this Sep. 18 2007, 6:13 pm

Do they recycle human waste back into the food replicator?

Baratine

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Report this Sep. 18 2007, 7:02 pm

Quote (Josh_Lyman @ Sep. 18 2007, 6:13 pm)
Do they recycle human waste back into the food replicator?

According to the TNG Tech Manual...

Yep....

We recycle water from our toilets today, don't we?

kirkkid7

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Report this Sep. 18 2007, 7:06 pm

there is a sceen from a voyager episode(forgot what one) where janeway puts a few books in the replicator and says "computer, recycle"

Venicius

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Report this Sep. 18 2007, 7:50 pm

and then there's that episode where she tells chakotay to recycle a pocket watch.

kirkkid7

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Report this Sep. 18 2007, 7:51 pm

Quote (Venicius @ Sep. 18 2007, 7:50 pm)
and then there's that episode where she tells chakotay to recycle a pocket watch.

that was mentioned.

Whitestar7

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Report this Sep. 18 2007, 8:14 pm

Quote (lanceromega @ Sep. 16 2007, 4:16 pm)
Quote (JackCase @ Sep. 15 2007, 8:06 pm)
Energy becomes matter eg cup and tea. The cup is returned to the replicator where it is returned to energy just like in a transporter :logical:

replicator donot turn matter into energy or energy into matter. it simply rearranges the molecular structure of matter.

If it could turn matter into energy, there would be no need for antimatter to fuel warp core, since you could just carry normal matter and turn it into energy...

Same goes for transporter.

Lanceromega, didn't you mentioned in a previous thread that nanotechnology would make the best candidate for replicators as oppose to Star Trek style replicators?

Josh_Lyman

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Report this Sep. 19 2007, 4:54 am

Quote (Gatefold @ Sep. 17 2007, 8:02 pm)
Quote (Josh_Lyman @ Sep. 18 2007, 6:13 pm)
Do they recycle human waste back into the food replicator?

According to the TNG Tech Manual...

Yep....

We recycle water from our toilets today, don't we?

I don't think so. Sewage goes to treatment plants but the water we get comes from rain water. This is not area I am knowlegeable about.

lanceromega

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Report this Sep. 19 2007, 12:15 pm

Quote (Whitestar7 @ Sep. 17 2007, 9:14 pm)
Quote (lanceromega @ Sep. 16 2007, 4:16 pm)
Quote (JackCase @ Sep. 15 2007, 8:06 pm)
Energy becomes matter eg cup and tea. The cup is returned to the replicator where it is returned to energy just like in a transporter :logical:

replicator donot turn matter into energy or energy into matter. it simply rearranges the molecular structure of matter.

If it could turn matter into energy, there would be no need for antimatter to fuel warp core, since you could just carry normal matter and turn it into energy...

Same goes for transporter.

Lanceromega, didn't you mentioned in a previous thread that nanotechnology would make the best candidate for replicators as oppose to Star Trek style replicators?

They would.

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