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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]


the onion gets it right again.




introducing… SPOONS!


This kid needs a nobel prize

god damned genius.


3 good things + selfie
(If I stick to doing these daily, doing them both in one post will make it easier and less cluttered)

-I might not look it but I’m happy in this pic. I got so much done today and I feel so accomplished.
-Hung out with the freethinkers, filed my MESA paperwork, studied in the library, understood more than half of what my trig professor was saying.
-Went to the food bank and got some good stuff. And I prepped some pasta that I’m gonna make tomorrow.
-Did I mention I got free ice cream?

So much adulting happened today ^_^

inspired to acknowledge that i do good things. daily.

1- did a good 6 mile run this morning before work

2- ate two whole meals and a snack.

3- went to therapy happy and left happy without sugarcoating a god damned thing.

your adulting is pretty awesome, notadancingnazi. keep doing you.

Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.

 Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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