Life and Times of a South Bay Trombonist.
scinerds:

New Plasma Device Considered Holy Grail of Energy Generation

Scientists at the University of Missouri have devised a new way to create and control plasma that could transform American energy generation and storage.
Randy Curry, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, and his team developed a device that launches a ring of plasma at distances of up to two feet. Although the plasma reaches a temperature hotter than the surface of the sun, it doesn’t emit radiation and is completely safe in proximity to humans.
While most of us are familiar with three states of matter – liquid, gas and solid – there is also a fourth state known as plasma, which includes things such as fire and lightning. Life on Earth depends on the energy emitted by plasma produced during fusion reactions within the sun.
The secret to Curry’s success was developing a way to make plasma form its own self-magnetic field, which holds it together as it travels through the air.
“Launching plasma in open air is the ‘Holy Grail’ in the field of physics,” said Curry.
“Creating plasma in a vacuum tube surrounded by powerful electromagnets is no big deal; dozens of labs can do that. Our innovation allows the plasma to hold itself together while it travels through regular air without any need for containment.”
The plasma device could also be enlarged to handle much larger amounts of energy, he said.
Uhhh… so… this is new…
and AMAZING!

scinerds:

New Plasma Device Considered Holy Grail of Energy Generation

Scientists at the University of Missouri have devised a new way to create and control plasma that could transform American energy generation and storage.

Randy Curry, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, and his team developed a device that launches a ring of plasma at distances of up to two feet. Although the plasma reaches a temperature hotter than the surface of the sun, it doesn’t emit radiation and is completely safe in proximity to humans.

While most of us are familiar with three states of matter – liquid, gas and solid – there is also a fourth state known as plasma, which includes things such as fire and lightning. Life on Earth depends on the energy emitted by plasma produced during fusion reactions within the sun.

The secret to Curry’s success was developing a way to make plasma form its own self-magnetic field, which holds it together as it travels through the air.

“Launching plasma in open air is the ‘Holy Grail’ in the field of physics,” said Curry.

“Creating plasma in a vacuum tube surrounded by powerful electromagnets is no big deal; dozens of labs can do that. Our innovation allows the plasma to hold itself together while it travels through regular air without any need for containment.”

The plasma device could also be enlarged to handle much larger amounts of energy, he said.

Uhhh… so… this is new…

and AMAZING!

Flying Stuff by Manon Wethly

[Via Bhakta’s Weblog]

Yes.  YEs. YES!

Yes. YEs. YES!

Nokia patents a tattoo that vibrates when you get a call

thebangersbiz:

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No more missed calles. Via LA Times

What the fuck.

urbnist:

Traffic Reduction 101

urbnist:

Traffic Reduction 101

We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.
― Terence McKenna (via tobacco-and-leather)
kingstupid:

anonymous-promises:

fuckyeah1990s:

What’s happening exactly?


Wow.

i imagine what happened was a whole lotta disappointment one minute after this instagram.

This is my favorite Internets ever.

kingstupid:

anonymous-promises:

fuckyeah1990s:

What’s happening exactly?

Wow.

i imagine what happened was a whole lotta disappointment one minute after this instagram.

This is my favorite Internets ever.

kingstupid:

kn0wyourpassions:

illbebetterwheniamable:

callmekitto:

gawkercom:

President Obama comforts a woman in New Jersey whose marina was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
As the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Yang put it, “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects Barack Obama.”
[Twitter via AP]

Look, I don’t think Obama’s a perfect president. But as a dude? I think he’s pretty fuckin’ awesome. And I’d rather have a theoretically so-so president in office with a good heart than a devil I don’t know who literally doesn’t give a shit about my rights.

^Reblogging this again for the above comment because that is EXACTLY how I feel about Obama too, I just could not come up with a better way to say it

^^^^^^^^^

obama is just comforting this cry-lady and fucking chris christie just has this sour fucking look on his facehe’s the governor of that state, what’s his fucking problem? like he’s thinking, “i can’t believe i’m here with this fucking guy” or “why won’t this lady just shut up” or something. what a piece of shit

kingstupid:

kn0wyourpassions:

illbebetterwheniamable:

callmekitto:

gawkercom:

President Obama comforts a woman in New Jersey whose marina was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

As the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Yang put it, “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects Barack Obama.”

[Twitter via AP]

Look, I don’t think Obama’s a perfect president. But as a dude? I think he’s pretty fuckin’ awesome. And I’d rather have a theoretically so-so president in office with a good heart than a devil I don’t know who literally doesn’t give a shit about my rights.

^Reblogging this again for the above comment because that is EXACTLY how I feel about Obama too, I just could not come up with a better way to say it

^^^^^^^^^

obama is just comforting this cry-lady and fucking chris christie just has this sour fucking look on his face

he’s the governor of that state, what’s his fucking problem? like he’s thinking, “i can’t believe i’m here with this fucking guy” or “why won’t this lady just shut up” or something.

what a piece of shit

evolutionofagentleman:

Paul Stuart F/W 2012. The stuff that dreams are made of..

Jealous!

evolutionofagentleman:

Paul Stuart F/W 2012. The stuff that dreams are made of..

Jealous!

The Great Bicycle Demonstration intended to gain attention of the demands for more security and asking for bicycles to be considered also in the repavement of Market Street, on of the main arteries of the city. For sure, this may be one of the very first parades of bicyclists, in a time when riders were starting a social movement in main cities across the country.