June 2019

Nuclear Fusion 61 - MIT Spinoff Commonwealth Fusion Systems Expects To Have Working Fusion Reactor by 2025

        The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been involved in nuclear fusion research for over twenty five years. Dennis Whyte is the head of MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center. In 2014 he taught a class whose class project was aimed at reducing the cost of nuclear fusion reactors.

Nuclear Reactors 689 - Problems With Booming Market In Decommissioning - Part 1 of 2 Parts

Part 1 of 2 Parts
             A few days ago, I posted about the booming market in decommissioning nuclear reactors. That post spoke of the number of reactors that will need to be decommissioned in the near future and the business opportunities that are offered. It turns out that there are some serious problems with the rush to decommission.

peaceful president

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good morning, dear sir barrack Obama you are the world president that I have never seen before, because you bring peace to the world, thank you for following the part of construction instead of distruction, I wish to visit your country one day I wish to see you sir , thank you

Grateful Dead Fashion

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Many people are talking about the influence of the Grateful Dead on fashion in general, and this piece tackles that topic quite well. But what I want to know is how your experiences with the Grateful Dead have  influenced your own fashion style! Whether you've incorporated more tie-dye into your attired, you've implemented Dead logos onto your clothing and accessories or just modeled the band in your own casual groove, you've probably been influenced more than you think.

Final Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer

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Will anyone else be binging Netflix on the fourth of July, or just me? Netflix released their final trailer for season three and it's a doozy. Some people were predicting that a certain person would become a baddie, and they were right; and the monster who's attacking this season might be a surprise for some, but it seems like a logical procession from the previous season to me. 

Mom-cations

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Moms are pretty much on duty 24/7. I should know; I am one, and I filled in for my mom while she worked when I was a kid. There's a big difference between the two, but the heavy feeling of responsibility is there in both cases. Moms, however, don't get days off, whether they're sick or not, and psychologists say it's important for them to take mom-cations, or vacations away from parenting.

Novelty Teas

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Do you love cephalopods? Do you love them so much that you'd drink them? These adorable tea bags transform your tea drinking experience into something entirely new by creating an aquarium in your cup! Ocean Teabag has a bunch of cute critter-shaped teabags to make your cup ito something completely different, from raccoons to octopus teas. 

Medi Teddy

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In high school, we used to collect bears to deliver to kids in hospitals. It never seemed like much to give the kids, but what could you really get them to help them feel like they weren't in the hospital anymore? It turns out that a little girl in the hospital, Ella Casano, had a much better idea: to use teddy bears to hide IV bags and make them less scary for kids. 

Macrolampis palaciosi

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Synchronous fireflies have facinated me ever since I heard of the creatures, and I've entered the lottery to attempt to see the ones in Kentucky without any luck. The Smoky Mountains fireflies are available to see in just a couple of weekends to the lucky few who win the lottery at the park to get spots for a front row show, but I didn't even think about other places you can see them light up!

Flower Arrangements

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If you have a bunch of flowers at your disposal, you ought to see if you can make some fun flower arrangements like these! They are NOT the arrangements that you're used to. In fact, they are breathtaking pieces of art, flowers arranged in various shapes, layers and formations to create incredibly visually stimulating works!

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