i just don’t feel good
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
If this works as well as it looks like it might, this would be really cool…
I aggressively made out with my boy last night at his house and just as his pants were about to come off 4 of our friends walked in and asked if he had any guacamole left in his fridge
guacamole is ruining my life
One might say you were
Do you ever just want to kiss someone so bad that you just cant focus on anything but how their lips might feel moving against yours and how great it would be to hold them close and cover their face in little bitty kisses until you two are both giggling messes
HAVE YOU EVER JUST REALLY WANTED TO KISS SOMEONE BUT YOU CANT
What was expected.
What we got.
just as good
fav color: B)
religious views: B)
political views: B)
relationship status: B)
i need to kiss you asap or else ill die probably
"Gross, Dad, don’t do—DAD, STOP IT!"
this is so sUPERCUTE
Pretty colours on pretty girls!
If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!
Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!
If I saw something like that, as long as the little pain-butts didn’t have a way to actually GET INSIDE THE HOUSE, I’d probably leave it alone. That’s the coolest looking thing I’ve seen in a while.
… Did they really just build a freaking hive inside of the door?????
with that many bees, some would definitely find a way into the house. but this post is very important, bees are absolutely crucial for pollination and without them we would see a devastating drop in biodiversity. bees basically help keep nature alive, we really need this little guys around.