My Birthday Bae

My Birthday Bae

posted 1 day ago - 1 note - reblog
posted 3 days ago - 4,055 notes - reblog
  • white person: how do you say my name in your language??
  • me: pendejo
posted 3 days ago - 46,123 notes - reblog
posted 3 days ago - 5,378 notes - reblog
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:

posted 3 days ago - 888 notes - reblog

posted 3 days ago - 287,109 notes - reblog
I get the coolest Snapchats 😼

I get the coolest Snapchats 😼

posted 5 days ago - 1 note - reblog
posted 1 week ago - 6 notes - reblog
at Villains Tavern

at Villains Tavern

posted 1 week ago - 1 note - reblog
posted 1 week ago - 494 notes - reblog
posted 1 week ago - 10,232 notes - reblog
posted 1 week ago - 593,559 notes - reblog
I just ate like 5 lbs of KBBQ

I just ate like 5 lbs of KBBQ

posted 1 week ago - 2 notes - reblog

posted 1 week ago - 36,576 notes - reblog

buzzfeed:

WHY IS HE SO SAD SOMEONE HUG HIM

posted 1 week ago - 51,762 notes - reblog
Powered by Tumblr :: Themed by Lipglossnluxury