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]

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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purr-iko:

These bras were formerly associated with Luna Belle, and I have now opened a new shop!! c;

 http://www.etsy.com/shop/CosmicCrystal?ref=si_shop

You can find these items along with others. My shop is still undergoing a lot of work, but feel free to ask about any of the items up for sale. 

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Temple of Horus at Edfu, Egypt.

Temple of Horus at Edfu, Egypt.

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proteinsynthesis:

micdotcom:

55 Twitter photos from space that will fill you with ethereal wonder

Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.

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Jeez

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emergentfutures:

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear
- It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.
"The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17," says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, “standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself.”
Full Story: CNN

emergentfutures:

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear

- It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.

"The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17," says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, “standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself.”

Full Story: CNN

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shoosh-kunt:

In the city today

shoosh-kunt:

In the city today

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sci-universe:

Tiny starfishes I captured in the aquariums of Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam

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davejh:

Iwamotoji Temple

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yellowcrayolacrayon:

Sun and Moon. Within a Tree Stump.

yellowcrayolacrayon:

Sun and Moon. Within a Tree Stump.

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medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown Dehua artist
A European family
China (late 1600s)
Porcelain
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
There’s an exhibition on in Singapore now called China Mania!: The Global Passion for Porcelain, 800-1900. It features porcelain works made by Chinese kilns for customers in Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and Japan, including a fair number of representations of Europeans (plus one of Persians!).
This one comes from the kilns in the county of Dehua, in Fujian Province. Turns out there was a whole industry of manufacturing statuettes of people in Western dress for export.
For some reason, this artist seems to believe that the average European family owns not only a dog, but also - on the bottom right - a monkey.

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown Dehua artist

A European family

China (late 1600s)

Porcelain

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

There’s an exhibition on in Singapore now called China Mania!: The Global Passion for Porcelain, 800-1900. It features porcelain works made by Chinese kilns for customers in Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and Japan, including a fair number of representations of Europeans (plus one of Persians!).

This one comes from the kilns in the county of Dehua, in Fujian Province. Turns out there was a whole industry of manufacturing statuettes of people in Western dress for export.

For some reason, this artist seems to believe that the average European family owns not only a dog, but also - on the bottom right - a monkey.

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