phlurp:

My friend claimed he could play Flight of the Bumblebee and accompany himself. Then he did this.

futurescope:

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]

futurescope:

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]

"There was more whispering. He distinctly heard “— that’s the sergeant from last night —” and some sort of sotto voice argument. Then a voice shouted, “Death to the Fascist Oppressors!”
This time the argument was more frantic. He heard someone say, “Oh, all right,” and then, “Death to the Fascist Oppressors, Present Company Excepted! There, is everyone happy now?”"
Night Watch, Terry Pratchett, 2002. (via mzminola)

protocat:

New Night Vale headcanon: Despite all the horror he’s been through, all of Carlos’ nightmares are about poor experimental procedure and bad data. He wakes up screaming in the night because oh god we didn’t wash the pipettes between uses the data’s all wrong and Cecil has to soothe him back to bed by promising him that he’s a good scientist.

math0709:

failemyfalcon:

why does everyone hate on Faile? It makes me sad. Yeah, she doesn’t always handle things the best way, but that’s the way she was raised. Saldaeans are weird about conflict. And she really loves Perrin. I think maybe the reason people don’t like Faile is…

Orange Is the New Black is a story of…
dianmz:

Peter Quill’s costume looks a lot like a Roman soldier outfit.

dianmz:

Peter Quill’s costume looks a lot like a Roman soldier outfit.