These are tidbits that I truly enjoy. Oh, and excuse me when I get stuck on one topic for too long.

28th July 2014

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Things Dumbledore Did That’d Be Creepy If You Did them →

stay-sherlocked:

This is amazing. 

28th July 2014

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Webcast - United Launch Alliance →

archnet:

30 sec!

Love launches!

28th July 2014

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Webcast - United Launch Alliance →

30 sec!

28th July 2014

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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:

Source: spectrum.ieee.org

28th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from as small as a world with 6,837 notes

clarabows:

"I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?"

A Little Princess (1995)

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27th July 2014

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26th July 2014

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So I met Christian Long tonight, Justin Long’s brother.

Earlier this summer I met Christopher Fitzgerald parents. 

I seem to be meeting relatives of known people.

Tagged: Christian LongJustin LongChristopher Fitzgerald

26th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Stargate with 382 notes

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26th July 2014

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sarahseeandersen:

I’ll probably just wear T-shirts forever.

wait lets not forget the person (aka my mother) who than always points out that your bra is showing and that you need to fix it. >.<

sarahseeandersen:

I’ll probably just wear T-shirts forever.

wait lets not forget the person (aka my mother) who than always points out that your bra is showing and that you need to fix it. >.<

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25th July 2014

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mephrum:

binart:

HLEP ME I CAN’T BREATHE

AEIOU

Tagged: moonbase alphalol wut

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24th July 2014

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madelinelime:

When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit. 

That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.

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20th July 2014

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grouchosmarx:

Favourite Classic Films (in no particular order)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

You can be much more alone with other people than you are by yourself, even if it’s people you love.

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20th July 2014

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wellmanicuredman:

sextus—empiricus:

sunshien:

ahahhahaha what the fuck is wrong here is the siren damaged or something.  I’ve heard this exact siren before but never all creepy like this

actually the reason the siren sounds like that is because it’s echoing through the tall buildings of downtown chicago!

Normally I would thank the science side of tumblr, but still convinced that this is silent hill

Source: simulatedcity

19th July 2014

Video reblogged from Royal Love Story with 178 notes

katemiddletons:

Game of Thrones theme song played by the Queen’s guards

I’M SCREAMING I REALLY AM

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19th July 2014

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No Tara don’t go back to Willow… Please…

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