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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]



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sunshinychick:

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]

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skunkandburningtires:

James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

This looks amazing.

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peoplemask:

I wish I could take away their access to all video games forever.

FOREVER.

I mean I’d like other things, too*, but those violent whine babies probably wouldn’t understand anything else.

*obviously, primarily safety for the people they’ve threatened… But then, take the games.

ANGRY.

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thischarmingcharlie:

Dear Morrissey,

Just like you, I too can be intensely persistent. I’m sorry to hear about the dishonorable treatment that Harvest has given your new album. I’m reaching out to you in the only way I know possible. Did you know I run a record label?

We believe that World peace is none of your…

Nice. Signal boost!

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the-arena-ballerina:

neptunain:

christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"

A nap! LOL. All of the above, please.

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As darkness fell on Canfield Drive on August 9, a makeshift memorial sprang up in the middle of the street where Michael Brown’s body had been sprawled in plain view for more than four hours. Flowers and candles were scattered over the bloodstains on the pavement. Someone had affixed a stuffed animal to a streetlight pole a few yards away. Neighborhood residents and others were gathering, many of them upset and angry.

Soon, police vehicles reappeared, including from the St. Louis County Police Department, which had taken control of the investigation. Several officers emerged with dogs. What happened next, according to several sources, was emblematic of what has inflamed the city of Ferguson, Missouri, ever since the unarmed 18-year-old was gunned down: An officer on the street let the dog he was controlling urinate on the memorial site.

The incident was related to me separately by three state and local officials who worked with the community in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

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Michael Brown’s Mom Laid Flowers Where He Was Shot—and Police Crushed Them | Mother Jones

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"GoFundMe, the world’s #1 personal fundraising site, is raising money for the cop who brutally shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. And worse, the fundraiser is celebrating the teenager’s brutal death — and GoFundMe is profiting from it. That’s why we’re partnering with ColorofChange on their campaign to stop this disgusting fundraiser immediately. 

Tell GoFundMe to delete its shameful fundraising page immediately and return the profits it made off Mike Brown’s death.

The fundraiser for Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for killing Michael Brown, has already raised over $400,000 for his potential legal fees, relocation costs and living expenses. And now, donors are getting tax deductions for their donations, because a non-profit has stepped up to collect the donations.

The comments on the fundraising page are ultimate proof of why we have to stop this hateful effort now:

“I thank all Police…protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages.”

“Let this ‘GoFundMe’ serve as an example to all cops in America: The general public will support you, especially if you pull the trigger on violent criminal thugs.”

Cops that commits acts like this will always be supported, but these vicious comments remind us of how far we have to go as a country in undoing our racist history. This fundraiser has become a touchstone for white supremacists wanting to support Officer Wilson simply because he shot a black teenager — and the fact that GoFundMe is enabling that hatred is unconscionable.” - SumofUs.org

GoFundMe are obviously not responsible but it would make a great statement if they did take it down.

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Had an absurd dream where I was just hanging out with Sky Ferreira and one of my actual friends. You know, as you do! ;) She was complaining about her mom…?

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"…we see that while Stewart and company may have been on vacation, his peerless crew of Fox-watchers haven’t; they provide the expected montages of Fox talking heads, complaining about the coverage of the story, railing about the “playing of the race card,” and pulling out their favorite mantra, “Why aren’t we covering black-on-black crime?” (“Yes,” Stewart agrees, “why all the interest in holding police officers to a higher standard… than gangs?”)
…We’ve seen it over and over again on the network in the two weeks since unrest in Ferguson began: focusing on looters and Moltov cocktails, bypassing Brown’s death to stir up their old bogeymen of the New Black Panthers, dismissing the rightful concern over racial bias in Ferguson’s policing as the wolf-crying of “race baiters” (from the all-white panel on The Five, of course). And, of course, there was the troubling characterizations of Brown as a cigar-stealing “thug” who maybe wasn’t unarmed after all, since “we’re talking about an 18-year-old man who is 6-foot-4 and weighs almost 300 pounds.” Most alarmingly, they’ve pushed the narrative that Officer Darren Wilson was badly injured in the scuffle (a story pushed by widely mocked blogger Jim Hoft, using an altered 2008 stock image of an eye socket X-ray), to confirm the notion that Brown, the thug, got what he deserved.
…when a story — like this one —paints a less-than-flattering portrait of trigger-happy white people, other trigger-happy white people can just find the version of the news that doesn’t make them uncomfortable. And make no mistake, this is about coddling Fox’s white viewers; otherwise, someone, somewhere within the network might’ve pointed out the slight discrepancy between their commentators’ unquestioning trust of the Ferguson police and their coverage of the Cliven Bundy clusterfuck.”

(via The Daily Show, Fox News, and Ferguson – Flavorwire)

"…we see that while Stewart and company may have been on vacation, his peerless crew of Fox-watchers haven’t; they provide the expected montages of Fox talking heads, complaining about the coverage of the story, railing about the “playing of the race card,” and pulling out their favorite mantra, “Why aren’t we covering black-on-black crime?” (“Yes,” Stewart agrees, “why all the interest in holding police officers to a higher standard… than gangs?”)

…We’ve seen it over and over again on the network in the two weeks since unrest in Ferguson began: focusing on looters and Moltov cocktails, bypassing Brown’s death to stir up their old bogeymen of the New Black Panthers, dismissing the rightful concern over racial bias in Ferguson’s policing as the wolf-crying of “race baiters” (from the all-white panel on The Five, of course). And, of course, there was the troubling characterizations of Brown as a cigar-stealing “thug” who maybe wasn’t unarmed after all, since “we’re talking about an 18-year-old man who is 6-foot-4 and weighs almost 300 pounds.” Most alarmingly, they’ve pushed the narrative that Officer Darren Wilson was badly injured in the scuffle (a story pushed by widely mocked blogger Jim Hoft, using an altered 2008 stock image of an eye socket X-ray), to confirm the notion that Brown, the thug, got what he deserved.

…when a story — like this one —paints a less-than-flattering portrait of trigger-happy white people, other trigger-happy white people can just find the version of the news that doesn’t make them uncomfortable. And make no mistake, this is about coddling Fox’s white viewers; otherwise, someone, somewhere within the network might’ve pointed out the slight discrepancy between their commentators’ unquestioning trust of the Ferguson police and their coverage of the Cliven Bundy clusterfuck.”

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A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
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Badasses, every one.

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos

Badasses, every one.

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