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A molecule of uranium has a million times more energy than a molecule of coal.“ He and Nathan "Mosquito Zapper” Myrhvold are backing a nuclear approach. It’s called Terrapower, and it’s different from a standard nuclear reactor. Instead of burning the 1% of uranium-235 found in natural uranium, this reactor burns the other 99%, called uranium-238. You can use all the leftover waste from today’s reactors as fuel. “In terms of fuel this really solves the problem.” He showed a photo of depleted waste uranium in steel cylinders at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky – the waste at this plant could supply the US energy needs for 200 years (woah!), and filtering seawater for uranium could supply energy for much longer than that.

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This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Big! Exciting! News: ThinkTank Is Now at Expert Labs | Smarterware

Big! Exciting! News: ThinkTank Is Now at Expert Labs | Smarterware

David Byrne’s Journal: 12.12.09: Art Funding or Arts Funding

David Byrne’s Journal: 12.12.09: Art Funding or Arts Funding

Caustic Cover Critic: The 3,988,393,210,272nd Salinger Blog Post

Caustic Cover Critic: The 3,988,393,210,272nd Salinger Blog Post

Mark Pilgrim on The Setup

Mark Pilgrim on The Setup

When you’re dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.

J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)

Rest in flowerless peace.