You can read my thoughts on fine-grained and coarse-grained urbanism in my article Granularity. I would love to own property one day. I would love to be able to build my dream townhome in a nice urban neighborhood. We have tons of vacant land up and down the Hudson River waiting for infill development. The problem is that it is being sold in bulk for many millions of dollars. I can’t afford that. I’m going to throw out an idea here and see what you think.
Among the various indecent things America does to get energy, mountaintop removal mining-a process by which mountains are literally flattened for coal, creating rivers of toxic sludge and clouds of pollution as byproducts-is one of the worst. NASA has more information about this particular mine, and about mountaintop removal mining in general.
Articular cartilage exhibits complex mechano-electrochemical behaviour due to its anisotropy, inhomogeneity and material non-linearity. In this work, the thickness and radial dependence of cartilage properties are incorporated into a 3D mechano-electrochemical model to explore the relevance of heterogeneity in the behaviour of the tissue.