Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Riders on the storm: the scientists who chase tornadoes - in pictures | Science | The Guardian

Riders on the storm: the scientists who chase tornadoes - in pictures | Science | The Guardian

Solar-powered modern home has gardens on every floor - Curbed

Abandoned nuclear bunkers from around the world

Abandoned nuclear bunkers from around the world

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes? | Science | The Guardian

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes? | Science | The Guardian



They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean an infinite number. These uncountable realms sit side by side in higher dimensions that our senses are incapable of perceiving directly.
Yet increasingly astronomers and cosmologists seem to be invoking the multiverse to explain puzzling observations.
The stakes are high. Each alternate universe carries its own different version of reality. There will be one where you wrote this column and I read it; one where the Guardian is an alt-right propaganda rag; even a really weird one in which Donald Trump uses twitter to spread nothing but amusing cat videos.
It sounds bonkers but the latest piece of evidence that could favour a multiverse comes from the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society. They recently published a study on the so-called ‘cold spot’. This is a particularly cool patch of space seen in the radiation produced by the formation of the Universe more than 13 billion years ago.

Forget Treehouses - Cliffhouses are the Future | ArchDaily

Forget Treehouses - Cliffhouses are the Future | ArchDaily

Lego Antikythera Mechanism

Watts is a huge battery that powers your home | TechCrunch

Watts is a huge battery that powers your home | TechCrunch





Like Tesla’s PowerwallWatts is a big battery that can power your home. One Watts cell can support a few small appliances including computers and refrigerators and a few units can power TVs and electric washers. The units can charge via the grid or with solar panels and the Watts units include an app that shows discharge and battery remaining.
The batteries, which were designed in Russia, are stackable which means you can add as many or as few devices to your power network. They can also send energy back onto the grid as necessary. It offers 1.5 kW with a 3kW peak and a capacity of 1.2 kWh.
The company is shipping batteries in August and one unit costs $2,999. They aim to be the LEGO of high-end home batteries, allowing you to add some real power storage to your home, office, or Zombie-proof bunker.

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