Statics is a part of mechanics. Mechanics is a part of fundamental physics. Until recent times, the latest discovery was made in statics in the 3rd century BC by Archimedes, who discovered the “Law of Archimedes” for the force, acting on a body immersed in a fluid. After Archimedes during 2000 years whole scientific community considered statics as “dead section” of physics, in which the discovery is no longer possible.
Recently Independent Russian Researcher Sergey Makarov wrote the article “Discovery in Statics”, which was published in the World Journal of Mechanics, Vol. 3 No. 8, 2013, pp. 319-322, DOI: 10.4236/wjm.2013.38034 by Scientific Research Publishing.
In this article, the author reports about the discovery in statics, which was made by him in 1989. This discovery relates to the statics section called “static cable nets.” In fundamental physics this section was not been registered yet, although the need for its official registration already overdue.
Thanks to the made by the author discovery, we are able to create an endless series of different closed cable structures. Cable – it is the ‘rope’. Namely due to this, all large-size structures, created on the basis of the discovery, eg for space, has no any analogues in the world in the sense of their simplicity and low cost of manufacturing and installation. Very soon humanity will begin to create the long-term habitable space bases in near and outer space, as well as on the surfaces of other planets. In this direction, the structures of engineer Makarov (see, for example, the section “Space Architecture” http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Space_architecture),
which he creates on the base of the law, he discovered, can be very, very popular. Discovered law also allows to build the long-term «multi-storey space hotels» (http://www.slideshare.net/segrim/space-hotel-eng1). The urgent need to realize them is grasped now for many “space race” participants.
It remains to add that the law, discovered by the author, allowed him to establish a series of new architectural directions at the earth architecture (http://hammer.bas.lv/mid_22.htm).
This section is also waiting for the followers among modern young architects.