Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan: More Bad News

Unfortunately, there was an explosion at the nuclear reaction I mentioned in yesterday's post. Apparently it isn't as bad as it could have been. The reactor didn't explode itself and the radiation leakage is minimal.

Check out the story.
I attached a video of the explosion itself.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami in Japan

This is of course anything anyone has been talking about since I woke up tonight. It is pretty horrific but the worst might not be over yet.

Check this out:

UPDATE 1-Japan trying to fix nuclear plant cooling problem

8:08am EST
(Adds details)
TOKYO, March 11 (Reuters) - A cooling system for a nuclear reactor was not working after a powerful earthquake in Japan, prompting the government to declare an emergency situation as a precaution although it said there was no radioactive leakage at present.
Residents that live within a 3 km radius of Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have been told to evacuate, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference.
TEPCO confirmed that water levels inside the reactors at its Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant were on a falling trend, but added it was working to maintain water levels to avert the exposure of nuclear fuel rods.
The company has been trying to restore power to its emergency power system so that it can add water to the inside of the reactors, a TEPCO spokesman said. (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Writing by Edwina Gibbs; Editing by Joseph Radford)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Saving Fuel through Kites?

You have got to love innovation. Here is a post from one of my favorite blogs of a company using kites to save on fuel consumption of big container ships.

Imagine that you run a shipping company that owns large container ships or supertankers. Your ships are burning lots of fuel – tens of thousands of gallons per day. The Emma Mærsk shown here burns something like 40,000 gallons per day at full speed
What if you could save 10,000 gallons per day? That is the idea behind Skysails – towing kites that use the wind to cut fuel consumption

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Justin Beiber Experiment

Well, I wasn't really thinking about posting this but a few people seemed interested enough.

I don't think it was all that wildly successful. I seem to have gotten only 5 hits from google and bing in 12+ hours from using Justin Bieber as a search term. I don't think this really qualifies as a overwhelming number of hits but it's not too bad for the size of my blog.

I'm not exactly at the top of google pagerank, am I?

Actually googling it, apparently that would be yahoo.

Fuck these guys

It was interesting to see what would happen anyway. I will experiment more in the future.

I predict it will go like this.

Free Tickets to Justin Bieber!

I just want to see how many extra hits I get if I put Justin Bieber throughout my post, in my title, and in my tags.

Anyway: Free tickets to Justin Bieber's Concert! TMZ! Backstage pass! THE BIEBS, OMG JUSTIN BIEBER IS LIKE SO HOT.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Religion - Explained in Pictures

There is a certain amount of hypocracy and ignorance in the religious community. I am sure that this is the only reason religion continues to survive even in the world dominated by the advances of science and human knowledge.Anyway, I an just annoyed at the supremacy every religion feels toward all others, the division it causes among peoples, and the dangerous ignorance it promotes.

 Other than that, no big deal. I'll respect yours if you respect my lack of one.