This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree
It’s still in the “so crazy it just might work” stage, but these microalgae-powered lamps, invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja, could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year. That’s as much as 150 to 200 trees. [x]
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. This is ingenious.
The design is a light bulb surrounded by a glass casing. The glass is filled with (water based) media and microalgae. The top is permeable to gasses so that gas exchange can occur. All of the wiring is linked to the grid underground.
Since the light source is inside, it gets scattered and “dimmed” by the water and algae. This makes it less glaringly bright and scatters the light wider, which is good for a street light. It is not longer white light as well, which helps make it easier on the eyes while still providing light.
At the same time, it provides the light for photosynthesis in the algae, so they are continuously exchanging CO2 for O2, not just in the day. It also provides a source of heat, which helps keep the algae from going dormant during cold weather (as in the snowy picture above).
And notice how I did not specify permeability - that’s because NOx’s (NO and NO2) are also permeable and can be used as nitrogen sources to microalgae. In fact, algae are relatively low maintenance. As autotrophs, they don’t require super complex media, not does it really need to be changed/added to. (I’m actually fairly certain that there would still be algae in these tanks a year later; it may need to be cleaned or something, but there would be some living algae.)
I was mucking around with Audacity, listening to songs in reverse. For the fun of it, I put on everyone’s favorite song, Blurred Lines. And shockingly, I heard something I had never expected to hear. Robin Thicke was fooling us this whole time. He wasn’t trying to be misogynistic, he wanted us to listen closer to the song and understand that he in fact does believe his lady partner needs to be treated with the utmost respect.
You might find it VERY hard to believe, but I implore you to listen very closely (with headphones if you can, because it can be hard to hear). The message I’m talking about comes in around the 30 second mark.
After the 30sec mark I just kind of stared at my wall for the rest of the song trying to accept what I just heard.
WHY DO ENGLAND PEOPLE PUT THE WASHING MACHINE IN THE KITCHEN?!?!?!! WhY
what i’m so confused where else would it go
I’m American and that’s what we do….
WHY WHAT IS THE POINT OF THAT??? DO YOU DO YOUR WASHING WHILE YOU CLEAN YOUR KITCHEN?????? HEre in AUStraLIA WE HAVE A LAUNDRY IN OUR HOUSES
Skeletal Jungle Gym in the backyard of the church Heilig-Kreuz Kirche in Munich, Germany.
Art by Peter Riss
THE BONE DOME IS BACK
PARTICIPATEWELCOME TO THE JUNGLE GYM, MOTHERFUCKER. YOU’RE GONNA DIE.
Not at all what I was expecting when you offered to take me to the bone dome.
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Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
I will add this every time I see this post come around:
Hi! Your friendly neighbourhood student paramedic here, about to drop some knowledge so you don’t read this post and then get the wrong interpretation from it. I’ve been to a lot of heart attacks, both women and men. You know what every single one of them complained of? Chest pain. Every. Single. One. Every woman has said chest pain. Every man has said chest pain. Also good to note that a lot of the men complained also of back pain. If you’re a woman, and you have chest pain or your left arm hurts, don’t you dare think of this post and say ‘nah, not a heart attack, not going to call paramedics’. Also, if you’re a man and your jaw and/or back starts to hurt, still could be a heart attack and you’d better be safe than sorry. Back pain was a common complaint in men that were actively having a heart attack. ANYONEwith chest pain could be having a heart attack. If your heart is in trauma, such as having a heart attack, you can bet your arse you’re going to have chest pain.
To summarise: If you’re a woman, you can have jaw and back pain and it’s a heart attack, but you will also experience chest pain and you can definitely experience left arm pain. If you’re a man, literally, the same thing applies. They’re all symptoms of a heart attack for both sexes.
Also, I’ve watched a lot of medical shows from a lot of different countries, and I can assure you all right now I’ve seen plenty of women being defibrillated, so…
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
OKAY OKAY OKAY I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY FANDOMS STARTING NOW, LIKE THE SINK FANDOM AND THE TREEHOUSE FANDOM AND THE BLANKET FORT FANDOM, BUT YOU ARE ALL MISSING ONE.
BUT THEY AREN’T LIMITED TO INSIDE THE HOME
THERE ARE SECRET ROOMS FOR CARS
YOU EITHER LIKE SECRET ROOMS
OR YOU’RE WRONG
It’s not about men or women.
Nobody should ever hit anyone.
Nobody should ever rape anyone.
Nobody should ever murder anyone.
Nobody should ever beat anyone.
Nobody should ever threaten anyone.
Nobody should ever insult anyone.
Nobody should ever make anyone uncomfortable.
Nobody should ever touch anyone without their consent.
Nobody should ever steal from anyone.
Nobody should ever humiliate anyone.