SNI Helmet by Adria Gutawa
by VITALIY SMYK
Mad Max – Fury Road – Trailer: http://www.crackajack.de/2014/07/27/mad-max-fury-road-trailer/
After the Apocalypse, before the moss and ivy comes.
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.
- 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
The post-apocalyptic equivalent of Tom Bombadil’s house or something.
Shaq by Howard Schechtman
Sweet corn, grown with no pesticides or herbicides. My field is never tilled. I cover it with horse manure compost every fall, and I cover that with straw. When I weed it by hand, the weeds are left to decompose right in place as a mulch. Squash and beans grow alongside the corn, and everything is planted by hand.
It can be done. We don’t need Monsanto. We need human labor right there, side by side with the plants. We don’t need massive petroleum powered agriculture, we need people working small horticultural plots, gaining knowledge of their specific land and it’s needs. Our land needs to be enclosed by wild space, fecund and full of birds, and bats, and insects, and snakes, and turtles, and all of the other beings that make an ecosystem function.
We can make a desert of the earth in an attempt to get high yields of low quality crops so a few corporations can temporarily get great financial returns, or we can have people spend their days bringing their food into existence, getting in touch with their bio regions, and building healthy soil and ecosystems for generations to come.
It can be done.
Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!
good to know
Needs more notes. Needs more reblogs.
wear your armor
whether it’s makeup, a band tshirt, your fandom pins, tattoos, jewelry, your favorite ripped pair of jeans, or something no one else can touch or see like your favorite song repeating like a mantra in your head, the sound of your own heartbeat, or the knowledge that you were brave enough to get out of bed today when everything else inside you said “no”
wear your armor and kick ass
I did it – I capitulated. Introducing my third and final Beta Guardian, the Exo Hunter. Haven’t decided on a name for him just yet.
Awesome. Gonna be an amazing game
ATV Transporter by Jeremy Thurman
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