Author Archives: daryan12

About daryan12

Engineer, expertise: Energy, Sustainablity, Computer Aided Engineering, Renewables technology

A possible counter to the Fermi paradox

“If we were made of some rare isotope of Bismuth you might have an argument for us being alone in the cosmos” Neil DeGrasse One of the things that often comes up when discussing topics related to space or future … Continue reading

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The trouble with trade: Walmart

Originally posted on daryanblog:
One has to worry about the consequences of a US/UK trade deal. As I’ve said before, getting a trade deal isn’t the problem, its the concession the UK will inevitably be forced to accept as part…

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To shoot and terrorise

Originally posted on daryanblog:
The shocking murder of a Australian women at the hands of US police last week has highlighted the massive problem that American gun culture has created. If being killed by one of the millions of people…

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Fusion power always 30 years away, now its more like 50 years away

When it comes to dealing with global issues like climate change or peak fossil fuels, I’d argue we’ll need to focus technology we already have, or what can realistically be developed in the near future. Relying on more fantastical high … Continue reading

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Why tuition fees have to go

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I’ve long argued that exorbitant tuition fees English students are required to pay are a generally bad idea. I’ve described before the impact they’ve had on the running of universities and how they’ve turned universities into…

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A review of Arcologies

One concept for how to reduce the environmental impact of cities is arcologies. The word itself is a combination of the words “architecture” and “ecology”, which neatly sums up the idea of developing self sustaining buildings with the minimum of environmental impact. … Continue reading

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E is for Euratom, C is for post brexit chaos

When article 50 was declared, both the bill and letter sent to the EU clearly stated the UK was leaving Euratom (the EU’s nuclear agency) as well as the EU. I was slightly confused by this as it seems to contradict … Continue reading

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