A satellite based system can be in perpetual sunlight, with the solar panels constantly at the optimum angle for energy collection. You're right on top of the target, so aiming is easier and power delivered on target is greater.
How about build a desalination plant with use of nuclear power in California?
Did you learn nothing from Fukushima? Don't build nuclear power plants in earthquake zones! Bad idea.
"30 billion?!?", exclaimed the politician. "We've got bids that are far less expensive. Explain yourself!"
"Certainly", oozed the third guy. "Ten billion for you. Ten billion for me, and ten billion to hire the second guy to do the actual work".
Since about 2005, it was plugin your mp3 player (ipod, zune, replaced by iphone starting in 2007 and android in 2009)
Some of us don't have cars that new.
It's not everyday when you can sit down and talk with a rocket scientist in a casual environment.
I really hate summaries that conspicuously omit the only thing that's really important in the whole article.
I hate comments that say that something is "really important" but don't explain what it is.
So, which "really important" thing in the article is missing from the summary?
The technology behind this hologram.
You're completely missing the joke. You can't shoot holograms.