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a-greek-goddess:

herspanic:

herspanic:

sixpenceee:

This girl and her chicken face swap 

Jesus

this was and still is very triggering 

this makes me uneasy inside

a-greek-goddess:

herspanic:

herspanic:

sixpenceee:

This girl and her chicken face swap 

Jesus

this was and still is very triggering 

this makes me uneasy inside

(via thor-my-odinson)

toyota:

This gif is the meaning of the word “yas”

toyota:

This gif is the meaning of the word “yas”

(Source: fileformat, via thor-my-odinson)

They say that time flies, 
but you keep breaking its wings.

Tablo, “Eyes, Nose, Lips” (via larmoyante)

(via marukyus)

(Source: sh0unen, via southpauz)

tastefullyoffensive:

Animals With Unusual Fur Markings [bp]

Previously: Cats Sitting Like HumansBunnies Sticking Their Tongues Out

(Source: weloveshortvideos.com, via wonkynipples)

oxane:

Jen Stark, Abyss

oxane:

Jen Stark, Abyss

(via flowerhotel)

temporalillustrator:

stokerbramwell:

cautioncat:

dxeggman:

i lost my shit

This guy is genius.

I am far too amused by his comics

this has happened to me

temporalillustrator:

stokerbramwell:

cautioncat:

dxeggman:

i lost my shit

This guy is genius.

I am far too amused by his comics

this has happened to me

(via derkalicious)

pidgeotits:

Weve been expecting you

pidgeotits:

Weve been expecting you

(Source: bigbagoflittledonuts, via timelordparty)

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:

(via we-are-star-stuff)

we-are-star-stuff:

Opportunity passes Russia for off-Earth driving record [via @MarsCuriosity]

we-are-star-stuff:

Opportunity passes Russia for off-Earth driving record [via @MarsCuriosity]