power plant design

The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.  ―Ming-Dao Deng    Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

anonymous asked:

SLAPS TABLE slap me with the details on this oc

anonymous said: why the fuck did i use slap twice what

I like your enthusiasm
ANYWAY her name doesn’t matter but here’s what you can play with:
She’s a second year student, first in the General Department then transferred in the Hero one in her second year (quirk wasn’t very helpful during the entrance exam)
Her quirk is “Healing plant”, meaning she uses the surrounding vegetation and the plants on her body to heal people. She can also, as she discovers later, drain energy using the same plants. Her powers get weaker in winter and when the conditions aren’t good for plants in general, and it takes a toll on her body if she uses her own plants.
She has plants growing on her body that she can use, but it’ll consume her energy faster. That’s the only physical detail i have really.
She’s gonna need a hero name too but who needs to have a solid plan when making OCs.

SN: an architecture firm proposes a unique idea that will address to major crossroads and challenges to western and eastern nations alike. An aging populace and growing food scarcity. If someone has ever visited a retirement community while planning for a loved ones move from their home, it is often a hit or miss proposition. The misses teeter on the edge of dystopian living. The good is often marketed well but the impact of active retirement communities for the aging are unproven for the massive wave of residents that are looming. The following is the a Singaporean solution that looks promising if indeed it can be made a reality. How replicable it is across different localities will also be interesting.

Visionary Homefarm combines retirement homes and vertical urban farms

Architecture firm SPARK unveiled Homefarm, a visionary design that tackles food security and elder care challenges in one fell swoop. Presented at the World Architecture Festival, the conceptual proposal combines urban retirement housing with vertical urban farming into a live-farm typology that’s beautiful, productive, and empowering for its residents. In addition to its aquaponic vertical farming system, the eco-conscious Homefarm also includes a roof garden, fruits and vegetable marketplace, and biomass power plant.

By 2030, one-fifth of Singapore’s population is expected to be over 65 years old. While most nursing homes and retirement communities can feel sterile, SPARK envisions a lively alternative focused on community and urban farming. The curvilinear building wraps around a central courtyard and comprises staggered terraces and a leafy facade outfitted with an aquaponic vertical farming system. The system is irrigated with collected rainwater and treated gray water, while fish waste provides the nutrients. Agricultural waste is fed into an onsite biomass power plant.

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, like the business career that preceded it, was unpredictable, undisciplined and unreliable. Despite those qualities — or perhaps, in part, because of them — it was also successful.

So what should we expect from President-elect Trump, mindful that his path to the White House has defied expectations at every turn?

Some of Trump’s ambitions have been clearly telegraphed: He plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, deport millions of criminal immigrants, unwind trade deals dating back more than two decades and repeal Obamacare. He has also promised to cut taxes and eliminate numerous government regulations — including power plant rules designed to combat global warming.

With the presidential pen and a friendly Republican Congress, Trump should have little trouble delivering on those promises.

But Trump’s campaign never really revolved around specific policy prescriptions. His agenda is not anchored to ideology but rather shaped by instinct and expedience.

Trump Wins. Now What?

Illustration: Chelsea Beck/NPR

Regarding the post on Nuclear Power…

The guy was right.

“Airplanes can crash. Ergo… We should stop using them.”

“Cars are dangerous.”

 - What kind of car? A pinto or a cadillac? - 

“Nuclear Power is dangerous.”

 - There are different ways to do nuclear. Which one are you talking about? - 

That’s essentially the logic of people who don’t support Nuclear Power.

No, when something breaks, you send in people to figure out how to make it safer. No system is foolproof, but that’s life. You can’t ban something just because it’s not 100% without problems.

I don’t see you protesting coal/oil/gas plants as vehemently as nuclear plants… Those three things together are the reason half of Florida will be underwater in the next hundred years. Nuclear Power is part of the SOLUTION.


No, there is not going to be a mushroom cloud-esque explosion. It’s not concentrated enough.

No, the radiation leakage is not going to poison everyone and everything, wiping out life as we know it. You’re in more danger from the Radon in your basement than from fallout from a nuclear power plant disaster.

No, it’s not going to cause the deaths of countless thousands/millions of people either in the short OR long term future via cancer, etc. Did you know that some people get cancer anyway without ANY fallout?

Animals, nature (and people), are more tolerant of radiation than you think, WITHOUT a group of mutated/deformed monsters being born in the next generation. Pesticides on crops cause more health problems for farm workers than radioactive fallout would cause on people living nearby.

In short…


It does NOT contribute to greenhouse gasses. The amount of waste is so small and so manageable that it can be stored on site at the plant.

New power plant designs are actually able to run off of the waste from old ones.

Thorium, which is safer, more efficient, and more abundant than Uranium, is the next big thing in nuclear power with minimal waste.

Don’t shut down an entire branch of the energy industry because you don’t like it. You know what takes the place of a closed nuclear power plant? A gas or oil one.

Stop living in fear of a power source you don’t understand beyond the story-selling media, constantly searching for the next big thing with which to terrify the public.