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Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog: Paintings by Sashie Masakatsu
"Paintings of spherical structures floating above rubble on the streets. The works envision a future where environmental disasters have made the cities depicted uninhabitable."
vending  machines  Faith-is-Torment  post  apocalypse  painting 
july 2013 by pierredv
How to survive the coming century - environment - 25 February 2009 - New Scientist
"Four degrees may not sound like much - after all, it is less than a typical temperature change between night and day. It might sound quite pleasant [but] An average warming of the entire globe by 4 °C is a very different matter, however, and would render the planet unrecognisable from anything humans have ever experienced." See also map.
NewScientist  climate  apocalypse  apocalist 
april 2009 by pierredv
Space storm alert: 90 seconds from catastrophe - space - 23 March 2009 - New Scientist
"The incursion of the plasma into our atmosphere causes rapid changes in the configuration of Earth's magnetic field which, in turn, induce currents in the long wires of the power grids. The grids were not built to handle this sort of direct current electricity. The greatest danger is at the step-up and step-down transformers used to convert power from its transport voltage to domestically useful voltage. The increased DC current creates strong magnetic fields that saturate a transformer's magnetic core. The result is runaway current in the transformer's copper wiring, which rapidly heats up and melts."
science  NewScientist  electricity  apocalypse 
april 2009 by pierredv
Major solar storm could cause lasting damage - space - 12 January 2009 - New Scientist
"Intense outbursts of plasma from the Sun, called coronal mass ejections, can create electromagnetic interference that plays havoc with technology. One nasty blast in 1989 knocked out the power grid in Quebec for several hours. The effects could get much worse, according to a report by a US National Research Council committee led by Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado in Boulder and based on workshops held in May 2008 in Washington, DC."
apocalypse  science  electricity  smartgrid  NewScientist 
april 2009 by pierredv

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