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Spray-On Solar May Be Cheaper And More Eco-Friendly Than The Panels On Your Roof ADELE PETERS, fastcoexist.com
Spray-on solar cells take less energy to make and can be put on everything from jeans to cars.
Scientists are one step closer to spray-on solar power. Instead of traditional bulky solar cells encased in glass—which can be awkward to put in plac…

Spray-On Solar May Be Cheaper And More Eco-Friendly Than The Panels On Your Roof
ADELE PETERS, fastcoexist.com

Spray-on solar cells take less energy to make and can be put on everything from jeans to cars.

Scientists are one step closer to spray-on solar power. Instead of traditional bulky solar cells encased in glass—which can be awkward to put in plac…

(Source: smarterplanet)

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A Series of Amazing Things Someone Might Find Outside
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theenergyissue:

The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture

Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%. 

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Squishy Robots

"A new phase-changing material built from wax and foam developed by researchers at MIT is capable of switching between hard and soft states."

MIT researchers are trying to change the paradigm of your typical robot by mimicking organic substances. The idea is that the robot should be soft to conform to a particular environment, and interact with humans, though rigid enough to actually do a procedure. They can achieve this by applying heat at particular points to deform the object, then applying coolness to make the object rigid again. 

"Robots built from this material would be able to operate more like biological systems with applications ranging from difficult search and rescue operations, squeezing through rubble looking for survivors, to deformable surgical robots that could move through the body to reach a particular point without damaging any of the organs or vessels along the way."

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Photo 22 May #chasingthesunset in the infinity pool #wailea #maui #hawaii #whpsilhouetted #nofilter (at Infinity Pool @ Wailea Marriott)

#chasingthesunset in the infinity pool #wailea #maui #hawaii #whpsilhouetted #nofilter (at Infinity Pool @ Wailea Marriott)

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Design Crush
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I was asked in an interview once: You’re writing another book with a female lead? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to be pigeonholed? And I thought, I write a team superhero book, an uplifting solo hero book, I write a horror-western, and I write a ghost story. What am I gonna be pigeonholed as?

Has a man in the history of men ever been asked if he was going to be pigeonholed because he wrote two consecutive books with male leads? Half of the population is women. I lose my temper here. And it’s certainly not at you. It’s just this pervasive notion that “white male” is the default. And you have to justify any variation from it.

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Kelly-Sue stating the fucking obvious to anyone who actually pays attention and being no less inspiring for it. Hero. (via kierongillen)

I am so lucky to count Kelly Sue as one of my dearest friends. She’s amazing.

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Photo 22 Jan #goldengate #bridge #sf #sanfrancisco (at Golden Gate Bridge)

#goldengate #bridge #sf #sanfrancisco (at Golden Gate Bridge)

Photo 22 Jan Floating lanterns on New Year Eve’s in Chaing Rai, Thailand

Floating lanterns on New Year Eve’s in Chaing Rai, Thailand

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