The 100 • the images are technically spoilers, I guess
A lot of the writing in The 100 is... problematic. But as apocalyptic settings go, I like it because it's an interesting concept. It may re-hash a few old tropes, but the basic idea is fundamentally different to most of the other apocalyptic fiction out there.
Also, I kinda like the whole crashed space station aesthetic.
Here is a helpful diagram
Note: Persian mythical monsters with lion bodies and scorpion tails are unrelated.
Lavacore 🌋 An aesthetic which would please Pele, Brigid, and other fiery deities
A betavoltaic device uses beta particles from radioactive decay to generate electricity. Basically, it works like a solar cell, but using radiation instead of light.
Hypothetically, this could be used to make batteries which last a long time. Using thin layers of radioactive carbon-14 sandwiched between layers of semiconductive diamond (which would also keep the radioactivity contained), tiny batteries like these could supply small amounts of power for thousands of years. Prototypes have been made using nickel-63 as the energy source,
This thing is called a 5D optical data storage crystal. It's a little piece of fused quartz, etched to remarkable precision using a femtosecond ultraviolet laser.
The "5D" part of the name is just a marketing gimmick (it only has three dimensions, obviously), but it's impressive anyway. Using current technology, these little things can store 360 terabytes of data. Once written, these crystals can survive temperatures up to 1000°C, and could theoretically last for billions of years.
So yeah, I definitely didn't make a plague doctor mask...
Sperm whales and copepods use the same mechanism to control their buoyancy.
I like plants more than people 🌱
Après la pluie, le beau temps ☀️
At least 73% That Bitch
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