CHVRCHES - Recover"I'll give you one more chance
To say we can change our old ways
And you take what you need
And you know you don't need me"
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.)
He looks too seious…
Its funny because I’m watching Dexter rn
IT’S A SEX TOY GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!!
Okay guys so here’s the deal, you’ve been putting up with all my ToyDirty posts for a while now and it’s time to celebrate.
Each week I’ll be giving away one of these best selling $121 dollar Lelo gigi vibrators along with another smaller prize of your choosing from the picture seen above. The last winner will also get the couple-friendly $188 dollar Lelo ora as well.
If you don’t want to wait you can purchase these on my site ToyDirty right away and they are by far my favorite, most recommended products. You can get any toys for 5% off with discount word “tonight” until the giveaway is over.
Each vibrator is made with body-safe silicone material, comes with a 1-year warranty, is fully rechargeable and has multiple adjustable stimulation settings.
And all you have to do is like or reblog this post as often as your little heart desires to increase your chances. You don’t even need to be following me and a winner will be chosen every Friday until April 11th with a random number generator.
You must be 18 or over to participate and this is in no way affiliated with tumblr.
GOOD LUCK ;)
THE FIRST WINNER’S ITEM HAS BEEN SHIPPED TODAY BUT THERE ARE STILL SIX MORE CHANCES TO WIN, PICKING THE NEXT WINNER THIS COMING WEEKEND SO KEEP LIKING AND/OR REBLOGGING TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES!!
PICKING THE NEXT WINNER THIS WEEKEND!!!!
Thin privilege isn’t expecting to get blamed and charged extra when airlines make plane seat widths smaller.
From the article:
The new trend in economy seating reverses a half century of seat growth in economy class. Early jet planes like Boeing’s 707 had 17-inch seats, a dimension based on the width of a U.S. Air Force pilot’s hips, says Airbus marketing chief Chris Emerson.
That standard for long-haul flying increased to 18-inches in the 1970s and 1980s with the 747 jumbo and the first Airbus jets. It widened to 18.5 inches with the Boeing 777 in the 1990s and A380 superjumbo in the 2000s. Now, cost-conscious airlines are moving to lighter 17-inch-wide seats on their Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliners and 18-inch seats for A350s.
This doesn’t sit well with many travelers, particularly those who are large or overweight. Arm rests and aisles are also getting slimmed to wedge in the extra seat, meaning more elbows get bumped. And while seats are now being designed more ergonomically, with better cushions and head rests, the improvements don’t stop people from rubbing shoulders.
Or hips, quite obviously.
The average sized US woman is a 14 — that’s a 46” hip. That means 50% of all women in the US have that size or bigger hips. 46” is the circumference, so in order to get the hip width we’ll have to do a little math.
Remember that the circumference of a circle can be described as 2πr, where r is the radius of the circle and π is the number roughly equal to 3.14. The circumference can also be described as πd, where d is the diameter of the circle.
Hip width is the diameter of the circle. So let’s do a little algebra. Say the circumference is 46 inches. That means:
πd = 46 inches
dividing both sides by π, we get:
d = 14.64 inches
However, when someone sits down their hip circumference tends to spread out a bit due to compression. Taking that into account for a couple inches or so, we have that the average size woman needs about 16.5 inches of space just to fit.
Half an inch isn’t a lot of wiggle room — the average woman can barely fit, and certainly not comfortably, into a 17 inch seat. And when you go up just one size to a size 16 — above which we have almost half of the US population of women — we have a 48 inch hip. Doing the math again, that gives us:
d = 48/π = 15.3 inches
Adding a couple extra inches for compression, we get total needed space of about 17.3 inches. Which is bigger than the 17 allotted inches in refitted planes.
Almost 50% of US women will not be able to fit into a 17-inch wide plane seat.
I’d love to see that headline reported somewhere.
(source: “The Incredible Shrinking Plane Seat,” Wall Street Journal. Oct 23, 2013)