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]
"Don’t ever compliment me by insulting other women. That’s not a compliment, it’s a competition none of us agreed to."
you dont have to agree with his policies but you have to admit hes the coolest president weve had ever
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Hutterite children peer into the window of a greenhouse at Deer Spring where the denomination lives without modern appliances, 1991.Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic
Princess Amalia of the Netherlands and Princess Aiko of Japan
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Popping someone’s bubble of ignorance and forcing them to deal with reality.
That’s actually a really literal description of this gif
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Notice only 20 shades of gray
It’s been proven that women actually have an acute ability to pick up subtle differences in colors
In response to that last comment^^
Yes. It comes from the Hunter-Gatherer days.
Women were the gatherers. They had to be able to discern between the different shades of colors to know which plants were poisonous and which were not.
Men were out hunting, so they didn’t have to worry about that.
Which is why women see “Blood orange” and “crimson” and “scarlet” etc while guys just see “red”.
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