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Liquid Rhenium

Salutations. My name is Rebecca, and I take interest in many things. I'm an INTP, and I like music (I'm a trombonist), science, math, art in general, and various anime/tv... the world has so much in store– name it and I just might like it. But, there is only chaos here, and nothing more.
Jul 30 '14

fefeferi:

when u accidentally hurt ur friends feelings and they insist that its fine but u know it isnt

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Jul 30 '14
Jul 30 '14

zerostatereflex:

7 Finger Robot

"The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. The robot, which the researchers have dubbed "supernumerary robotic fingers," or "SR fingers," consists of actuators linked together to exert forces as strong as those of human fingers during a grasping motion."

Robot tech, YES.

Jul 30 '14
probablyasocialecologist:

How Japan Plans to Build an Orbital Solar Farm
Here Comes the Sun: Mirrors in orbit would reflect sunlight onto huge solar panels, and the resulting power would be beamed down to Earth. Image: John MacNeill

Imagine looking out over Tokyo Bay from high above and seeing a man-made island in the harbor, 3 kilometers long. A massive net is stretched over the island and studded with 5 billion tiny rectifying antennas, which convert microwave energy into DC electricity. Also on the island is a substation that sends that electricity coursing through a submarine cable to Tokyo, to help keep the factories of the Keihin industrial zone humming and the neon lights of Shibuya shining bright.
But you can’t even see the most interesting part. Several giant solar collectors in geosynchronous orbit are beaming microwaves down to the island from 36 000 km above Earth.
It’s been the subject of many previous studies and the stuff of sci-fi for decades, but space-based solar power could at last become a reality—and within 25 years, according to a proposal from researchers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The agency, which leads the world in research on space-based solar power systems, now has a technology road map that suggests a series of ground and orbital demonstrations leading to the development in the 2030s of a 1-gigawatt commercial system—about the same output as a typical nuclear power plant.

Continue reading 
Further reading:
The US Navy’s Plan to Beam Down Energy From Orbiting Solar Panels
Space-based solar power
Space-based solar power (wikipedia)
Solar Power via the Moon (pdf)
Solar Power Satellite Design Considerations
URSI White Paper on Solar Power Satellite (SPS) Systems (pdf)
Orbiting Solar Panels Beam Energy From Space

probablyasocialecologist:

How Japan Plans to Build an Orbital Solar Farm

Here Comes the Sun: Mirrors in orbit would reflect sunlight onto huge solar panels, and the resulting power would be beamed down to Earth. Image: John MacNeill

Imagine looking out over Tokyo Bay from high above and seeing a man-made island in the harbor, 3 kilometers long. A massive net is stretched over the island and studded with 5 billion tiny rectifying antennas, which convert microwave energy into DC electricity. Also on the island is a substation that sends that electricity coursing through a submarine cable to Tokyo, to help keep the factories of the Keihin industrial zone humming and the neon lights of Shibuya shining bright.

But you can’t even see the most interesting part. Several giant solar collectors in geosynchronous orbit are beaming microwaves down to the island from 36 000 km above Earth.

It’s been the subject of many previous studies and the stuff of sci-fi for decades, but space-based solar power could at last become a reality—and within 25 years, according to a proposal from researchers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The agency, which leads the world in research on space-based solar power systems, now has a technology road map that suggests a series of ground and orbital demonstrations leading to the development in the 2030s of a 1-gigawatt commercial system—about the same output as a typical nuclear power plant.

Continue reading 

Further reading:

Jul 30 '14

watched weird al’s word crimes today…

gadreel-winchester:

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Jul 30 '14
chocolate-time-machine:

now-in-light:

i keep thinking about this post

truly motivational

chocolate-time-machine:

now-in-light:

i keep thinking about this post

truly motivational

Jul 30 '14

miss-jaxon-flaxon-waxon:

onwardwall:

thegingerbalrog:

my-fandom-life:

dismantlerepaired:

whereismystrawberrytart:

hikingnerd:

timelordpillbug:

follovved:

amerlcanapparel:

when she says she doesn’t send nudes

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when guys objectify women and expect them to send nudesimage

when someone asks you about your nuclear plans for russia

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When Russia sends you nudes

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Jul 30 '14

brilliantakane:

Rin Appreciation Week

Day 5: AU

Drake & josh au

Jul 29 '14

rock-hard-fist-nipples:

gryffinewt:

important otp headcanons to consider

  • who wakes up one morning to find the other passed away in their sleep
  • alright goodnight guys i’ll see you in hell

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Jul 29 '14
the-epic-crew:

japhers:

sollux-faptor:

You are THE HOMESTUCK FANDOM, and you won’t judge the other fandoms for judging you. You agree with them, really. You should just disappear. That would be better for everyone.











You are the HOMESTUCK FANDOM. These past few months, you’ve made a lot of friends, and regardless of what everyone else thinks, you decide to hold on to the faint possibility that people might be able to like you along with everyone else.

It’s back Homestucks.

the-epic-crew:

japhers:

sollux-faptor:

You are THE HOMESTUCK FANDOM, and you won’t judge the other fandoms for judging you. You agree with them, really. You should just disappear. That would be better for everyone.

You are the HOMESTUCK FANDOM. These past few months, you’ve made a lot of friends, and regardless of what everyone else thinks, you decide to hold on to the faint possibility that people might be able to like you along with everyone else.

It’s back Homestucks.

(Source: noizbutts)

Jul 29 '14

(Source: pleatedjeans)

Jul 29 '14

(Source: mizuneru)

Jul 28 '14
skeppsbrott:

skogsbrynet:

No way am I tagging all these.

I love this community so much.

skeppsbrott:

skogsbrynet:

No way am I tagging all these.

I love this community so much.

Jul 28 '14

whitebeltwriter:

butterpaint:

lol

I enjoy this. I enjoy this very much.

Jul 27 '14
artwolftk:

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do


YES

artwolftk:

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

YES