this is very important
I don’t even watch this show and I love these two.
that fanart has officially killed me goodbye
We stopped at Dillon Beach on the way to Mendocino. At this dog beach, Chubby dug to his heart’s content and then flopped over to enjoy the fruits of his labor. He made his bed… then he had to lay in it!
today was a good day.
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.)
This has such a Bioshock feel to me but I don’t know why…
I hate when people make fun of people who work at McDonalds/Subway/wherever, shut the fuck up, they’ve got a job, they’re doing honest work for honest pay, do you know how hard it is to get a job nowadays, leave them the fuck alone
sugar, we’re goin down [presses elevator button for a lower floor]
SWINGIN [ELEVATOR CABLE SNAPS]
more than i bargained for
elementary school was like “hell yeah”. middle school was like “hell no”. and high school. high school is just “hell”
college is just “what the hell”
and as far as i can tell life after college is just “to hell with it”
Stop focusing on how the sun abandons you every night and think about how the moon comes to take its place instead
And god, what a beautiful moon it is
Don’t tell me. We’re about to go over a huge waterfall
sharp rocks at the bottom?
bring it on
what do you mean, ‘you have to study’? what even is that?
literally my cat
sHES TOO LITTLE TO EVEN DENT THE FREAKING EMPTY FRUIT LOOPS BOX BY SLEEPING ON TOP OF IT SHE IS 1 POUND OF PURE FLUFF JESUS CHRIST MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT