ponclast

sheeples asked:

hey ok which one of ur ocs is most likely to do a keg stand without any prompting like they'd be all "haha guys ok i'll do it" and their friends would be like "no we didn't say anything" and they'll be all like "haha ok hoist me up.. man you guys are wild"

ponclast answered:

THAT WOULD BE KAJA 

he’ll walk into the gym and galt will be there lifting weights and be like “woah galt idk man the greg might get mad if we start a party in the gym”  and galt just stares at him and kaja just continues like “haha okay dude i’ll go get some beer”

20 minutes later there’s chaos on the ship

kelly’s OC Azriel would probably also do keg stands unprompted but she is like 4’9” and would die 

Kaja is a fucking hero

nuclearcarrots

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Powering the world from space


The limitations of using solar power on earth can be anything from bad weather to just the fact that it needs to be daytime.  What if power could be collected both day and night, rain or shine? National Lab researchers at Lawrence Livermore are studying this possibility by launching solar satellites into space.

These orbiting power plants could always be positioned on the day side of earth high above any type of stormy weather.  One of the ways this could work is to have a string of geostationary satellites 35,000km above the earth’s surface that would transmit power back down to earth via microwaves.  Just one of these satellites could power a major US city.  

The challenge comes with both the size and the cost.  A single satellite could be as big as 3-10km in diameter and need around 40 rocket launches to get all the materials into space.

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