The Dark Side of the Room

jadelyn:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

…if this works and we put it on every window we’ve got we will be set for energy forever. My god I love living in the future.

fkn science, man
damn

jadelyn:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

…if this works and we put it on every window we’ve got we will be set for energy forever. My god I love living in the future.

fkn science, man

damn


edens-blog:

heartbeatofatimelord:

physcoaustin:

tardisol:

IF YOU HAD ROOM WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN IT AND THE WALLS CEILING AND FLOOR WERE MADE OF MIRROR WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IN THE MIRRORS

No.

Holy shit I asked my dad who’s a physics teacher and he just looked at me, looked at the table, looked at me, tried not to smile, looked angry, and started to look up where you can buy big mirrors.

image

this is an actual room of mirrors.

as you can see, it leads to glitches in the matrix

Is there a fucking mirror table and mirror chair in there?

*sudden overwhelming rage*

WHY DOES THIS PISS ME OFF SO MUCH

(Source: teenytomlin)


ravensrandoms:

kpodonnell:

w6lf:

i had a dream where tornadoes were made illegal or something i just remember like a dozen police cars driving directly toward a tornado with their sirens on and all getting sucked into the tornado

Oh man, if only LET’S BE COPS and INTO THE STORM had combined forces.  The movie we could have had….

I hereby move that we volunteer the Ferguson police force for this duty.

YOU! GET DOWN ON THE GROUND!

NO WAIT.

(Source: whisqrs)


sterlingsea:

fullten:

I wanted to make I post I could link too whenever someone asks me this~

Seriously. Even if I was hella in shape, really healthy, no one would be asking for health or work out tips from me if I was fat. Stop assuming because someone looks like what society deems as ‘healthy’ or ‘fit’ that they are, it’s a lie, they are try to sell you things and make you hate and judge strangers. Stop buying into it. 

yes. this. this is the thing this.

*so much crying*

People are like, “How do you stay so thin?! I wish I had your genes!”

Me (in my head, because if I try to speak I’ll end up screamcrying and maybe never stop): How? I have an incurable, mostly-untreatable, frequently-debilitating, often-excruciating autoimmune disease, that’s how. My body literally destroys its own tissues. Painfully. So yeah. That’s me: great genes.


Theodore Wafer Found Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder In Renisha McBride Porch Shooting →

A suburban Detroit homeowner who opened his front door and blasted an unarmed woman on his porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

In addition to the murder conviction, the jury also convicted Wafer of voluntary manslaughter and a felony firearm charge.

omg. *shocked*


The Ministry of Sexy Walks

So, my foot is fuckin killing me; I can barely walk right now. The only relief seems to be raising my heel (that’s… new). So I’ve been wearing 1- and 2-inchers for the past three weeks. Still a little limpy, but: ahhh. Yesterday I wore 3’s and omg, even better. Intrigued, I went higher. And higher. All the way to my highest wearable heels, just for shits/giggles/science. Get this. For the moment, MY 5½ INCH FETISH HEELS ARE THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES I OWN.

Ain’t that some feminist shit?!

I had to laugh. Mentioned it to my guy, and he was like, “well, what about this pair?” Meaning, the 6” ones that have never actually left the house. I put them on. Ahhhhh. Of course, without his arm to hold onto, I can’t really walk in those, only mince/totter. (That last ½” makes all the difference. (Heh.)) His joking suggestion: “You just need a walking stick! *pause* Shit. That’d be hot.” 

LOL. He wishes!

Okay, maybe I kinda wish too. XD

I even have a bowler!