I'm a 17-year-old English kid in Colorado. Or am I?
Parfois je blogue en mauvais français. Alors ça c'est bon.
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.)
HOW ARE THESE NOT LINING THE STREETS OF EVERY MAJOR WORLD CITY
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
I NEED THIS MOVIE
Les Revenants (The Returned)
Are you in a mood for a horrorish drama to watch? Look no further. “The Returned” is a wonderfully creepy and well crafted story about death, abandonment and grief. And it has zombies.
Plot: A group of people comes back to life and returns to their homes and loved ones. Some of the rebounds don’t go well for both the undead and the living. Things get complicated when it turns out that one of The Returned is a violent serial killer, and the resurrections are not the only supernatural occurrence the town has to deal with.
THE LAST EPISODE OF NORAGAMI JUS TRIPPED OUT MY HE ART AND STAMPED ON IT
GODDAMMIT YUKINE YOU STUPID FUCK HE LOVES YOU