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Chemical Engineering student in love with Phyics. Environmetalist. Tea lover. Writer.

This blog is dedicated to all sciency things I stumble upon and to those that keep my love for science alive.

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theenergyissue:

Gemasolar, the First 24-Hour Solar Plant

The Gemasolar Power Plant, officially launched in May 2011 near Seville, Spain by Torresol Energy, was the first concentrated solar power plant with a molten salt heat storage system. Unlike other solar power stations, heat stored in these tanks during the day can be released for up to 15 hours overnight, or during periods without sunlight, allowing it to operate essentially 24-hours. The plant guarantees electrical production for a minimum of 270 days per year, up to three times more than other renewable energies, and consists of 2,650 panels spread across 185 hectares of rural land. The mirrors - known as heliostats - focus 95% of the sun’s radiation onto a giant receiver at the center of the plant. See a video tour of the plant here.

Let’s spare a minute and think how we can be a little more environmental today. I’m not guilt-tripping you, I’m just saying that this is what it is like, let’s be a little more concerned. 

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brigwife:

why celsius/centigrade is better than fahrenehenheit

  • easier to spell
  • all water below 0 is ice. easy and logical
  • all water above 100 is steam. easy and logical
  • if it’s 1 degree outside one day and 10 degrees the next you can literally say it’s 10x warmer and you aren’t even…

I vote Kelvin

springwise:

Search engine donates 100% of profits to users’ chosen charities
While it doesn’t look like it’s power is going wane any time soon, there are internet users who disagree with Google’s corporate tax setup or privacy policies and would happily use a different search engine. We’ve already seen charitable efforts such asEcosia — which donates 80 percent of its income to reforestation in Brazil — but now Sleio is a search engine that enables users to choose which charitable causes the company sends donations too. READ MORE…

springwise:

Search engine donates 100% of profits to users’ chosen charities

While it doesn’t look like it’s power is going wane any time soon, there are internet users who disagree with Google’s corporate tax setup or privacy policies and would happily use a different search engine. We’ve already seen charitable efforts such asEcosia — which donates 80 percent of its income to reforestation in Brazil — but now Sleio is a search engine that enables users to choose which charitable causes the company sends donations too. READ MORE…

troglodyte-mignon:

Some female scientists celebrated by Google Doodles

From top to bottom: Maria Gaetana AgnesiShakuntala DeviRosalind FranklinWangari MaathaiDorothy HodgkinMarie Skłodowska-Curie.

officialgarrusvakarian:

we-are-star-stuff:

zerostatereflex:

An Octopus unscrewing a lid from the inside.

Octopuses are going to kill us all someday

I had a biology teacher that told us this story about an octopus at an aquarium in Australia. The staff were concerned because their population of crustaceans kept disappearing. No bodies or anything. So they checked the video feed to find out what’s up.

Across from the the crustacean tank was a small octopus tank. This little fucker squeezed out of a tiny hole at the top of his tank, walk across the hall, and get into the crustacean tank. He would then hunt and eat. After he was done, he crawled back out and get back in his tank

Here’s the kicker: security guards patrolled the area. The staff realized that the octopus had memorized the security’s routine. It would escape and be back between the guards’ round.

sirchrisss:

#alchemy #cosmos #science

sirchrisss:

#alchemy #cosmos #science

lilypadula:

New piece for Sierra Magazine, about divesting funds away from fossil fuel and towards green energy.
(©Lily Padula)

lilypadula:

New piece for Sierra Magazine, about divesting funds away from fossil fuel and towards green energy.

(©Lily Padula)