sunshinychick:

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]

sunshinychick:

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]

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eustaciavye77:

Sanjai, a 20-years old bull (male elephant), sees himself for the first time in front of a mirror. [x]

elephants are fucking awesome.

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People always make Juliet out to be dumb in Romeo and Juliet, but I think she at least had some sense where Romeo didn't have much of any

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"Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years."

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.  

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Researchers now see sleep problems as a cause, and not a side effect, of teenage depression.” - from the artcle! 

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the-style-files:

Do the braid

This is just the basics of braiding. If you know these 8 basic braids, you can do billions of differend hairstyles. Here’s a roundup, from top to bottom, left to right. There’s always a link to a basic tutorial and then a few links to hairstyles you can do with that type of braid.

1. Regular, 3-strand braid

basic tutorial // sidebraid // milkbraid

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2. 4-strand braid

basic tutorial // with a scarf

3. Rope braid

basic tutorial // french rope // bun // twisted rope braid wrap-around

4. French braid

basic tutorial // upside down // to the side // bangs

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5. Fishtail braid

basic tutorial // french fishtail

6. 5-strand braid

basic tutorial // braid in braid 

7. Dutch braid

basic tutorial // bangs // wrap-around // up-do

8. Waterfall braid

basic tutorial // waterfall braid + how to finish it off

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asylum-art:

Street Art byDavid Zinn

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"Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone."

Wisdom Quotes (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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jesuislafilleauloup:

asylum-art:

Gerd Rothmann: Body casting”

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my-teen-quote:

relatable quotes daily here!

my-teen-quote:

relatable quotes daily here!