terawatts

Strangers (Pt. I)

Josh Dun Series

Summary: Two personalities coincidentally face each other again after four years of not exchanging a word. They have been best friends ever since they were in their single digits; until one person unexpectedly chooses to abandon the other, causing the invincible friendship to vanish over time.

(A/N): This is my first time publishing my writing, so I hope you enjoy the little story I came up with x

Words: 1,917

Warnings: Fear of thunderstorms, anxiety attack

(Y/N) drags her body out of the classroom towards the hall as the bell rings, meaning she can finally head home. The college student makes her way to the gate, while rummaging through her bag, in order to find her phone. As a consequence of not paying enough attention, she unintentionally bumps into someone‘s chest, causing her to lose balance and fall onto the ground. 

“Crap. Sorry, here let me help you“ a voice says above her. 

It sounds oddly familiar, but she can‘t put a finger on it. (Y/N) winces in pain as the stranger hurries to help her onto her feet again. She finally looks up to the person, only to meet a pair of mocha-brown eyes, which she knows like the back of her hand.

“(Y/N) (Y/L/N)?“

Keep reading

The USS Sulaco is a Conestoga class starship, designed as a troop and logistics transport.

Sulaco masses 78,000 metric tons and can carry an additional 20,000 tons of cargo. It measures 385 meters in length. As a troop carrier, Sulaco carries two UD4L Cheyenne dropships and has sufficient life support capabilities for 90 crew and passengers to be supported indefinitely. The ship is fully automated and can sustain and defend itself with the use of an advanced Artificial Intelligence computer. An android accompanies most missions to monitor the computer and life support systems.

It is powered by a Westingland A-59 3.6 terawatt fusion reactor using high density lithium hydride for fuel. The high density of the lithium hydride provides the ship with one whole year of power with only 900 cubic meters of fuel. The reactor itself is protected by armor and in an emergency, the reactor can vent pressure and eject dangerous liquids safely into space, preventing damage of the ship itself. It has a regular acceleration of 0.5g [5 m/s²] and can go a maximum acceleration of one g, but will burn 16 times as much fuel if it operates at this speed. Sublight propulsion is provided by four GF-2400 rocket motors using industrial carbon-diamond as reaction mass. Faster-than-light propulsion is provided by a hyperdrive tachyon shunt, with a maximum speed of 0.74 light year per sidereal day. The ship is designed to operate in space only - if it enters an atmosphere with any type of gravity, it will not be able to sustain any acceleration and crash.

possible future reviewer/content creator outfits:
- simple one-colour t-shirt & lizard jacket
- black tail coat + black shirt + blue bowtie

i’m just not sure if I should pull a Doctor Terawatt and wear my round shades at all times in my videos. i really like them tbh. also according to him shades do have the Clark Kent/Superman effect of no one really recognizing you when you’re out and you don’t wear them. hm…

Seafloor Carpet Catches Waves To Generate Energy

by Michael Keller

Scientists have known for decades that muddy coastal sediments absorb the power of waves as they roll toward beaches. The result is a free service courtesy of soft ocean bottoms that diminishes the sea’s energy before it reaches the communities living beyond them. 

Now an engineering team is working to expand the muddy seafloor’s portfolio of services to include power generation. They are building a “carpet” system meant to be installed underwater on coastlines that would harvest power from waves.

“Mud basically moves up and down under the action of the waves and small-scale motions called turbulence occurs within the mud layer and that converts the wave energy into heat,” says Reza Alam, a University of California, Berkeley assistant mechanical engineering professor who is leading the effort. “Our idea was to design a carpet that sits on the seafloor and acts like a mud layer to extract energy from ocean waves and convert it into useful energy.”

See a video of the project below.

Keep reading