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Apr 11 '14
My 227 pages manuscript, printed.

My 227 pages manuscript, printed.

Mar 30 '14
Mar 6 '14
jumpingjacktrash:

nekomcevil:

gelunnucifera:

callan-the-misandrist:

positive-press-daily:

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]


NEAT

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

jumpingjacktrash:

nekomcevil:

gelunnucifera:

callan-the-misandrist:

positive-press-daily:

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]

NEAT

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

(Source: exclusively-positive-press)

Feb 26 '14

mechcanuck:

imsoshive:

blackspinelli:

icecreamandchicken:

geekscoutcookies:

heyworlditsjustme:

atasteforlife24:

spurlunk:

Inner City Wizard Schools (the hogwarts you DON’T hear about)

LMAO!!! I’m so done with this show!

SCREAMING

22 seconds in and im DONE

Two lil niggas on swifers

THE CAT HAD A DU RAG

lmao

Also, dat school name:

Feb 24 '14
Oh yes.

Oh yes.

(Source: stridesthebehemoth)

Feb 24 '14

batlesbo:

dawnbest:

michafrar:

1 out of ? of my NES Hoaxes - Journey (PS3)

Journey has some pretty landscapes <3 wanted to imagine how an NES adaptation would be like. I tried to stick close to the NES limitations. :D I know it exceeds them, though.

Great design in only 8 bits @.@

I think I’ve already reblogged this before? NO MATTER. 

I frikkin love Journey.

Feb 24 '14

ruineshumaines:

Medusa by Guido Mocafico.

Always reblog jellyfish.

Feb 23 '14

(Source: seigneurruei)

Feb 22 '14

kia-kaha-winchesters:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous. 

this is so pretty!

Feb 20 '14

hoppskotch asked:

Hey. I actually just found your blog and I'm floored. Your art is cute, expressive, and perfect in comic format. So my big question is, as an aspiring artist (whether it be comics, writing them, storyboards, or design) do you have any advice? I'm nervous about picking a good school to go to because I KNOW I need formal training and I have a friend who wants me to storyboard, but I don't know how. Any advice? *sweats nervously in anticipation of response* Thanks!

tally-art:

Thank you! <3 :D

I’m gonna take this opportunity to type out my general advice for young artists:
1. Find mentorship and feedback, and accept it gracefully.  Show your portfolio to your art teachers, bring your work to conventions, post your work online.  Tell people what you think you want to do with your art, and ask for feedback. Back in the day, I used to email webcomic artists I liked, and occasionally they would write back with advice on my work/career.  I emailed a local artist I admired to ask if I could buy her coffee and ask her about her career, and she accepted.  Don’t expect anything, and don’t think that working artists owe you an answer, but it never hurts to ask!  If someone takes the time to help you, THANK THEM and consider what they’ve said…even if they give you harsh feedback (and that’s normal and a part of the process).  Repeat.
2. Art school is rad, and if money had been no obstacle I would DEFINITELY have chosen to go.  But….art school is expensive, and I’ve seen people spend their 20s and 30s working day jobs to pay back art school loans instead of drawing. Just…don’t assume that art school is necessary, or the only way to an art career. (Again, art school is awesome and I sometimes wish I had attended one, but it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE to make a career in art without that diploma or that debt. I went to a state school, studied business and Japanese, drew in my free time, and received my first graphic novel contract before graduating.  It’s more important to…)3. Draw every day!  Develop professional habits and you’ll be a pro in no time.  Learn to draw when you’re tired, when you’re stressed, when you’re uninspired, when you’re burnt out.  As a pro, you’ll need to draw in all of these situations.  I used to keep a sketchbook on my nightstand.  At the end of the day, if I hadn’t drawn anything, I’d just sketch a little bit before turning the light out.  If you feel ready for more of a challenge, I HIGHLY recommend starting a webcomic to practice working on long-form stories with a consistent deadline to meet (try one page/week).
4. Do what turns YOU on.  Don’t worry about chasing other people’s styles or career paths; follow your own heart and draw what really makes you happy, in a style that’s your own.  (Not that you should skip those art assignments or exercises…)  Not only will you be happier in the long run—you’re more likely to develop a unique style/voice that makes you invaluable rather than replaceable.  Specific jobs come and go (and sometimes are phased out entirely…gulp), but creativity will ALWAYS be valued.  A lot of artists find career paths that are entirely new, or combine aspects of various jobs to make a life that works for us.  You don’t have to fit a specific mold to be an artist.  It’s both amazing and terrifying that there isn’t much of a road-map at all.
5. Be professional.  Don’t burn bridges with people, follow through on what you promise, and be pleasant to work with.
6. Socialize.  Meet other artists online, and go to events if possible (conventions, movie screenings, lectures, book releases, signings…).  Bring business cards if you have them.  It’s okay to start small—I still get sweaty palms in a room of new people, and sometimes I say “I will talk to one new person and then I will GO HOME AND READ”—but learning how to introduce yourself and confidently tell people what you do is a skill that will aid you your whole life.  Some of these people could turn into great friends, and some could send work your way in the future (and vice versa!).  Build your network by meeting people and staying in touch.  It gets easier and easier and your professional network will grow and grow the longer you work at it.
7. Don’t stop! :D And send me links to your work.