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.)
and they’re so pretty too
I played with a baby wallaroo this morning
ONLY IN ‘STRAYA MATES !
So, you could afford glasses, but not a shirt?
Well I can’t see without them so yeah I sort of have to wear glasses to function.
If I choose not to wear a shirt it’s because I feel like not wearing a shirt, not because I cannot afford it.
How about you reblog the thousands upon thousands of pornographic material with topless woman in it and ask them if they can afford clothes.
Oh wait, that wouldn’t be a problem would it, because a woman can only be topless if it’s in a sexual scenario.
Cruiser decides to join his favorite Jeep watching a movie. Cam was there too but it’s not like they were in the middle of anything.
"You know…" Cam whispered, his voice hot against Jeep’s ear. They were sitting close on the couch, shoulders touching as the movie played in front of them. Of course, neither had been paying too much attention to the film. They hadn’t seen each other in days due to pack events and they were finally getting some downtime when Stiles wasn’t driving around furiously with the Jeep, wearing him out. And where Derek wasn’t cramming the pack pups into the Camaro like a goddamn clown car - seriously how was he supposed to fit that many werewolves all at once it was like eating fifty burritos are an all-you-can-eat-buffet.
It didn’t matter now… because now they were on their own, free of werewolves and ownership and burnt tires and empty fuel gauges. It was peaceful and wonderful and their cheeks were a delightful shade of sexually charged.
Jeep shivered at the feeling of Cam’s breath on his bare skin, leaning into the voice that melted his spine and made him put his gear into neutral and coast freely with the momentum of Cam’s energy.
Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.
This is important.