Shimizu Corp, which is based in Tokyo, wants to lay a belt of solar panels 400km wide around the equator of the Moon and relay the resulting constant supply of energy to “receiving stations” on Earth by laser or microwave transmission.
Before antibiotics, five women died out of every 1,000 who gave birth. One out of nine people who got a skin infection died, even from something as simple as a scrape or an insect bite. Three out of ten people who contracted pneumonia died from it. Ear infections caused deafness; sore throats were followed by heart failure. In a post-antibiotic era, would you mess around with power tools? Let your kid climb a tree? Have another child?