Black Globe Generator
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Black Globe Generator: A rudimentary force screen
generator producing a characteristic black globe surrounding its mechanism.
Matter is unable to penetrate the surface of the screen, and energy impinging
on the screen is absorbed within the mechanism. When the screen is dropped,
the energy is then radiated away as heat.
The generator has several disadvantages, primarily the
lack of any contact through the screen (which calls for inertial navigation
and absolutely no maneuver while the screen is up) and the danger that
the generator will overload with absorbed energy (the resulting explosion
effectively transfers the energy which it has absorbed to the interior
of the ship. -ld Kin