"what up yeezus?"
“shit, I’m chillin”
Björk photographed by Nobuyoshi Araki, 1997.
6 track album
On repeat when i went out shooting night shots out of boredom. Amazing shoegaze ep from beginning to end.
Showcase Theatre, Corona CA 1996
photo by Gabe Bowne
For our inaugural Amplified column, we bring you Los Angeles’ sludge merchants Colombian Necktie. The quintet’s debut full length, Twilight Upon Us,will be out next month, but we’re debuting the song “Sleepwalking” today. The song really highlights what we dig about…
new Colombian Necktie song!
This song is fucking deadly
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
listening to Boris right now makes this so much better
Mudhoney “Burn It Clean”
"Leathers" by Deftones
Shedding your skin
Showing your texture
Time to let everything inside show