ted:

fastcompany:

theenergyissue:

The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture

Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%. 

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So cool! Reminds us of this TEDx Talk by French biochemist Pierre Calleja who invented a streetlamp powered by algae — glowing, neon green algae. Watch the whole talk here»

posted : Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

tags : ew but_cool reblog

reblogged from : Pieces

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

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Post made by: haibeana

psych2go:

For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

Fact submitted by: mental-health-advice

Post made by: haibeana

posted : Monday, August 25th, 2014

tags : ideas reblog

reblogged from : Psych2go

eyelovecasey:

davemakesmybrokorogodirkydirky:

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO FUCKING HARD HELP

OMG

eyelovecasey:

davemakesmybrokorogodirkydirky:

WHY AM I LAUGHING SO FUCKING HARD HELP

OMG

(Source: fuckyeahragetoons)

posted : Sunday, August 24th, 2014

tags : reblog

reblogged from : thanksss amigo

edwardspoonhands:

youresobittericantasteit:

midnightdarknesstaylor:

neferbadmon:

blkdzn:

nappy-sol:

reverseracist:

let’s review the ratings *filters the white reviews*

This is why it’s important we flood the theaters when this goes into theaters.

http://www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But if a white person did dear black people it would be wrong

…yes, yes it would…
what do white people have to say to black people that we don’t tell them every day already with our actions, judgments, racial stereotypes, laws, and police force?
white people don’t have anything to say to black people because we already have a say in everything they do and have done for the last few hundred years. one movie where black people have the spotlight over white people, calling out blatant and subtle racism in our society, isn’t going to kill us.
get the fuck over your white superiority complex. you don’t stand to lose anything, but black people stand to gain everything.

OH MY GOD! The other videos on their YouTube channel are fucking GOLD. 

edwardspoonhands:

youresobittericantasteit:

midnightdarknesstaylor:

neferbadmon:

blkdzn:

nappy-sol:

reverseracist:

let’s review the ratings *filters the white reviews*

This is why it’s important we flood the theaters when this goes into theaters.

http://www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But if a white person did dear black people it would be wrong

…yes, yes it would…

what do white people have to say to black people that we don’t tell them every day already with our actions, judgments, racial stereotypes, laws, and police force?

white people don’t have anything to say to black people because we already have a say in everything they do and have done for the last few hundred years. one movie where black people have the spotlight over white people, calling out blatant and subtle racism in our society, isn’t going to kill us.

get the fuck over your white superiority complex. you don’t stand to lose anything, but black people stand to gain everything.

OH MY GOD! The other videos on their YouTube channel are fucking GOLD

posted : Sunday, August 24th, 2014

tags : cant_wait reblog

reblogged from : Underneath a concrete sky.

postracialcomments:

In response to the GoFundMe Campaign for Darren Wilson, people are asking GoFundMe to close the account due to the fact that it incites hate and obviously violates their terms and conditions

The donors and the comments attached to the campaign are sick and simply racist. They asking for the “Killing of N*****s”, “purging the savages” and to support a “fellow White” individual that has the right to murder Black people.

Pass this around. Report the Darren Wilson page as for the violation

http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson

I will add their contact info as soon as I find it. 

posted : Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

tags : reblog

reblogged from : No it's not, your arm's off.

thirteenny:

#afropunk #activism #politics #socialJustice #art / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1q8cl2L

thirteenny:

#afropunk #activism #politics #socialJustice #art / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1q8cl2L

posted : Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

tags : reblog

reblogged from :

did-you-kno:

The first living things to orbit the moon weren’t humans, but tortoises. In September of 1968, the Soviet Union launched a probe into space with a pair of tortoises inside. After a week, they landed back on Earth safely and showed no signs of ailing health.
Source

did-you-kno:

The first living things to orbit the moon weren’t humans, but tortoises. In September of 1968, the Soviet Union launched a probe into space with a pair of tortoises inside. After a week, they landed back on Earth safely and showed no signs of ailing health.

Source

posted : Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

tags : reblog

reblogged from : did you know?

posted : Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

tags : back2hell reblog

reblogged from : how dare you.

bryankonietzko:

rufftoon:

Korra book 3 finale.
I think I forgot how to breathe a few times. Studio Mir did some absolutely awesome, gorgeous work. Thank you whole Korra crew!!!

I like this GIF as the sequel to my last post. I also love how buff Korra looks in that incredible animation. THAT is how she is supposed to look in every shot.
Thank you, Johane! I would also like to give a huge thanks to the Korra crews at Nick in Burbank, and in Seoul at Studio Mir and Studio Reve for a stellar season and finale. And thank you to the fans! Thanks for sticking with this show after the bumpy ride in Book 2, and the hide-and-seek network shenanigans this summer. Keep cursing the Bryke for making you feel the feels and smell the real poop. We’ll be back with Book 4 as soon as possible. Hopefully it won’t be released only on smartwatches or some other inane platform.
Love, Bryan
P.S. My umbrella term “in Burbank” failed to cover all the amazing crew members in greater LA, particularly Jeremy Zuckerman and his epic score, Benjamin Wynn for his sound design maelstrom, Aran Tanchum and Vinny Quisetti for their top-notch foley work, all of our martial arts consultants, and many others in our post production process around town. It takes a village!

bryankonietzko:

rufftoon:

Korra book 3 finale.

I think I forgot how to breathe a few times. Studio Mir did some absolutely awesome, gorgeous work. Thank you whole Korra crew!!!

I like this GIF as the sequel to my last post. I also love how buff Korra looks in that incredible animation. THAT is how she is supposed to look in every shot.

Thank you, Johane! I would also like to give a huge thanks to the Korra crews at Nick in Burbank, and in Seoul at Studio Mir and Studio Reve for a stellar season and finale. And thank you to the fans! Thanks for sticking with this show after the bumpy ride in Book 2, and the hide-and-seek network shenanigans this summer. Keep cursing the Bryke for making you feel the feels and smell the real poop. We’ll be back with Book 4 as soon as possible. Hopefully it won’t be released only on smartwatches or some other inane platform.

Love, Bryan

P.S. My umbrella term “in Burbank” failed to cover all the amazing crew members in greater LA, particularly Jeremy Zuckerman and his epic score, Benjamin Wynn for his sound design maelstrom, Aran Tanchum and Vinny Quisetti for their top-notch foley work, all of our martial arts consultants, and many others in our post production process around town. It takes a village!

(Source: mugensai)

posted : Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

tags : cries_tears reblog

reblogged from : bryan konietzko

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history - part 2 (part 1)

  1. Cheering women at a Civil Rights march
  2. Black surfers at the beach
  3. Bessie Stringfield, “The Motorcycle Queen of Miami”—the first black woman to ride across the United States solo
  4. Black Lesbian group banner on the Lesbian Strength march, 1984
  5. Eartha Kitt doing yoga by the ocean

posted : Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

tags : reblog

reblogged from : Black Culture

hapticflowers:

I have purple hair now!

hapticflowers:

I have purple hair now!

posted : Friday, August 22nd, 2014

tags : purple reblog

reblogged from : Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.

korrasane:

The Book 3 finale was the best thing I’ve ever seen. 

Hands down. 

Thank you so much Mike, Bryan, the production team, the composers, the artists, the animators for producing a phenomenal finale.

Phenomenal doesn’t begin to cover how amazing and wonderful it was. 

Thank you. 

posted : Friday, August 22nd, 2014

tags : so_good reblog

reblogged from : poop got real

"This is what’s different: Now, I’m not getting any negativity. In fact, teenage boys come up to me on the street and want to get their pictures taken with me, want to give me a hug, tell me that Big Boo’s their favorite character. That means a lot to me. Because I’m winning the hearts and minds of people that are young and are going to grow up and control the world.” - Lea DeLaria

(Source: missdontcare-x)

posted : Friday, August 22nd, 2014

tags : boo reblog

reblogged from : Walrus Shit

korranation:

Tomorrow.
12pm EST.
Nick.com.
Be there.

korranation:

Tomorrow.

12pm EST.

Nick.com.

Be there.

posted : Thursday, August 21st, 2014

tags : korra_finale excellent_book reblog

reblogged from : poop got real