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"But the problem with reincarnation is that it's hard to imagine what the storage medium for past lives would be. Not to mention the input-output device. I hesitate to rule it out completely, but I'd need pretty definite proof."
- Arthur C. Clarke

Vacuum Wall Compartments  
  Shielding against heat by using walls with evacuated sections.  

A few seconds of exposure to the hellish Mercurian conditions forced no damaging heat through his vacuum-insulated space suit.

He ran to the observatory airlock, worked the knobs to open it. He passed through the double doors to the cool, refrigerated interior of the structure, whose metal walls were heavily shielded against heat by vacuum compartments. Here, Southern explored for several minutes.

From The Achilles Heel, by Raymond Z. Gallun.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1940
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