October 21, 2014
reuters:

Lockheed Martin says it has made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Read more.

reuters:

Lockheed Martin says it has made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade. Read more.

October 20, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Large Aquifer Systems of the World

mapsontheweb:

Large Aquifer Systems of the World

(Source: whymap.org)

October 19, 2014
"For decades we have been told that there are only two choices for the management of scarce resources: corporate self-seeking or the bureaucracy of the state. But there is another way. Commons management has worked for centuries and is still working today. It can be adapted to the most pressing global problems, such as climate change."

Jonathan Rowe in 2008 State of the World: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy (Chapter 10-PDF)

(Source: protoslacker)

October 19, 2014
saltycornchip:

best-of-memes:

Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art

this is currently my favorite thing on the entire internet

saltycornchip:

best-of-memes:

Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art

this is currently my favorite thing on the entire internet

(via shivierie)

October 19, 2014

infinity-imagined:

Supernova remnants imaged with the Chandra X-Ray space telescope.

(Source: chandra.harvard.edu)

October 19, 2014
"It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."

— Hugh Laurie (via hello-goat-lips)

(via shivierie)

October 14, 2014
theeconomist:

China’s back: the brief period in which America overshadowed China as the world’s largest economy is now over, according to new estimates

theeconomist:

China’s back: the brief period in which America overshadowed China as the world’s largest economy is now over, according to new estimates

October 14, 2014
scienceguy:

Students in my graduate class are having a tough time with nonlinearity. One question that keeps coming up is, “Do models of chaos have any real world examples?”
Well, here is a great picture of a fractal mold growth. Chaos and fractals are not equivalent but this is a great image of the nonlinear nature of nature that is encompassed by chaos and fractals.

scienceguy:

Students in my graduate class are having a tough time with nonlinearity. One question that keeps coming up is, “Do models of chaos have any real world examples?”

Well, here is a great picture of a fractal mold growth. Chaos and fractals are not equivalent but this is a great image of the nonlinear nature of nature that is encompassed by chaos and fractals.

(via femmeviva)

October 13, 2014
"Everyone, however unwillingly, took sides sooner or later."

Chapter 5, Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell (via femmeviva)

My personal favourite quote:

Once I had heard how things stood I felt easier in my mind…On one side the C.N.T., on the other side the police. I have no particular love for the idealized ‘worker’ as he appears in the bourgeois Communist mind, but when I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I’m on.

October 13, 2014

ethiopienne:

"Sorry I didn’t answer your text/email/Facebook message, I was too busy being overwhelmed by the prospect of human contact"—My forthcoming novella

(via gusbritish)

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