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.”

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This Illustrator Turns the World Around Him into Real-Life Cartoons

This is fantastic

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Crystal Sword Charms by Ideationox

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Remember IT IS NOT A WOMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PREVENT RAPE. In the world we live in, however, women should be empowered with any tools in order to protect themselves. Source for more facts follow NowYouKno


i think the best but also saddest thing about this is that MEN created this product to protect women from MEN


Things every woman should have access too.

this would make a great stocking stuffer

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Today I learned….

How to fix an electrical outlet, by that I mean the wires connecting the outlet.

What am I doing with my spare time.

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Happy 23rd birthday Dylan Obrien (August 26, 1991)

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If all else fails……

I should just flip houses for a living.



Chris Hardwick took the stage at the Emmys to present the award for Variety Special Directing, but before he got to the business at hand, he had one very important message.

Watch the full clip from the Emmys here. 

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I dont want to be a cold hearted person, but I am sick and tired of seeing this ice challenges on my facebook homepage and every where else.. I fucking get it. No wait, I don’t care for the challenge or your nominations or a video of yourself getting dumped on with ice water. This I think is the useless way to raise awareness for a disease. I understand they are trying something different, instead of the usual marathons. I mean, yes it is fun but I STILL DONT KNOW WHAT ALS IS! This ice challenge awareness does not give me the basic information about als that I want to know. But hey you can read it online, but as a creative person, our attentions spans are short. Like I want to know enough to understand what als is, I don’t want to know if you did the challenge or not or who you nominate. I dont a shit about those, I give a shit about knowing what als exactly is. Yes I know it’s a disease that affect the motor movements of the body. But what I want to know are the symptoms, I want to know how to deal with it if someone I know/love might have, I want to know the treatments, I want to know what kind of people are diagnose with it, who will it affect. Like those are the things I want to know without having to fucking read about it with fucking medical words that i dont understand. Yes I am looking at this negatively. But I’m not mainstream, I cant stand mainstream and plus the challenges that is “suppose” to raise awareness for als, but I don’t know anything beyond the name/classification of the disease. I want to know more. I’m not cold hearted, I do support als like any other disease I support currently, I have not and will not do the challenge, I am just simply stating that because this is mainstream and so well covered in the media than how come I don’t know anything about the symptoms or treatments or what kind of people it affects.

Daniel & Henrik’s tiebreaker ends in a tie (+)

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A rare spotting of a “blond” chinstrap penguin occurred recently in Antarctica. This unusual coloring is due to a genetic mutation which restricts the spread of pigment to the feathers.