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People always misuse that word. I think you mean, "infected"
Specifying the location of the 10^25 stars in the visible universe to an accuracy of 10 cubic kilometers...gives an energy density of about 10^-30 g/cm^3.
So they roughly recover the quantum mechanical (apparently incorrect) result if they use Planck length^3 voxels.
Not that I read the article of course, but this seems an odd thing to do, as you should probably be confining them to hbar units of phase-space, not just confining them to voxels.
I could imagine absolutely humongous curved screens being really cool -- the periphery might not contain any information relevant to the plot of the movie, but it would make for a very immersive experience. I call it the 4pi steradian display...
Exactly how many nuclear disasters does it take before we figure out how to do what these other countries are already doing?
Nuclear energy is just about the safest form of energy: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ja...
Energy is really, really dangerous, end of story. Nuclear is somehow the "scariest," but not because it's statistically more dangerous.
At the in-home level, who knows, maybe a rack of batteries will become as commonplace as a water heater.
Solar's production curve does not match the peak user curve of electrical power.
Although I think in some places (e.g., Los Angeles) it does match fairly well, as air conditioners use a lot of juice. But I completely agree: nuclear is a terrible form of energy...but it's better than most alternatives.