Japan Wants to Build Solar Energy Farm

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Japan Wants to Build Solar Energy Farm
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It's been the subject of many previous studies and the stuff of sci-fi for decades, but space-based solar power could at last become a reality—and within 25 years, according to a proposal from researchers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The agency, which leads the world in research on space-based solar power systems, now has a technology road map that suggests a series of ground and orbital demonstrations leading to the development in the 2030s of a 1-gigawatt commercial system—about the same output as a typical nuclear power plant.

Powering the World With the Moon

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Powering the World With the Moon
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Shimizu, a Japanese architectural and engineering firm, has a solution for the climate crisis: Simply build a band of solar panels 400 kilometers (249 miles) wide (pdf) running all the way around the Moon's 11,000-kilometer (6,835 mile) equator and beam the carbon-free energy back to Earth in the form of microwaves, which are converted into electricity at ground stations.
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Japanese Students Fight Dragon Ball Style!

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Japanese Students Fight Dragon Ball Style!
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In an effort to once again out awesome western students Japanese kids are staging Dragon Ball-esque fight scenes. Well, that sure beats me reenacting West Side Story by myself.