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.)
ZomgZomgTHISISSOCOOL WE CAN UNFUCK UP THE PLANET A BIT! WE DON’T HAVE TO BE PARASITES!
People keep telling me to get over myself whenever I say good things about myself. I never really understood why that what necessary but I gave it a shot anyways.
I felt like I wasn’t doing it right at first but then I thought about it…
I actually think I nailed it!
This post is for the confused people, the uncertain and afraid people, the “I might be genderqueer” people.
No one else can tell you who you are, only you can define your gender.
You have the right to explore your identity.
Who you are is totally okay.
You will be okay.
and you’ll come to a solution that works for you
whether that’s finding an identity category
or deciding to be Officially Unknown
people on the nonbinary blog asking me how to be nice to cis people
Turn shit into metal, including my own body parts. BD
An evil toaster.
Very, very bad decisions
murder in order to forward the cause of science
I GET TO TURN INTO A BUTT
Money making????? Idk
i guess i can like. have 42 copies of myself. thats pretty rad actually id probably make out with them all
i guess i’m an earthbender. hmm
Bam, I build and pilot giant robots and have a secret identity where I live as a man.
I have milk-based eldritch magic and can summon/control/communicate with moths
I can stick to metal surfaces in sort of an emotionally moving way
I’m small & adorable yet ferocious….so me irl. I am a fucking super hero.
Or I’m a sound wave? Then I can do cool sound-wavey shit with my friends.
Like…..travel through a medium at varying speeds depending upon medium.
We’ll make sure to have something for everyone
—not-fucking-shocked (via failedslacker)
2 options for chicken meals
2 options for beef meals
Are there any vegan options? Fucking nope.
(also, the post by email royally mucked up this post originally)
WordWord, so….that means fish right?
I DON’T TELL YOU WHY YOUR DIET SUCKS, DON’T TEL ME ABOUT MINE.
She’s so perfectly broken. Fuck everyone else. More Drew.
Buffy Meme [1/5] characters → DrusillaShe was pure and sweet and chaste. (…) First I made her insane. Killed everybody she loved. Visited every mental torture on her I could devise. She eventually fled to a convent, and on the day she took her holy orders, I turned her into a demon
Btvs me. I am proud.