There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.
For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks. They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction.
By their reckoning, at peak installation their panelized roads could produce more than three times the electricity consumed in the U.S.
The material could power electric vehicles through a receiver plate mounted beneath the vehicle and a transmitter plate is installed in the road.
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY IMPORTANT AND UNBELIEVABLY DISAPPOINTING THAT IT’S GOTTEN SUCH LITTLE ATTENTION.
PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT, JUST HOW MANY ROADS THERE ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HOW MUCH ENERGY COULD BE PRODUCED USING THESE LIKE SERIOUSLY “THREE TIMES THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED IN THE U.S”. IT’S NOT JUST GOING TO HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNTS OF GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS, IT’S GOING TO CREATE JOBS IN THE COUNTRIES IT’S USED IN. IT HAS SO MUCH EXTRA STUFF IT’S UNBELIEVABLE HOW AMAZING THE ROAD COULD BE.
THESE PEOPLE ARE SAINTS, THEY’VE WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE WORKED JUST AS HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL BUT THEY STILL HAVE JUST UNDER $ 800,000 TO RAISE IN 15 DAYS.
THIS SORTA STUFF IS HOW WE’RE GOING TO CREATE A GREENER EARTH AND IT’S BEEN VIRTUALLY IGNORED BY TUMBLR. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS STUFF AND THESE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO SELFLESSLY DEDICATE THEIR WORK TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD.
PLEASASASASASSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS.
Science-Pone has spoken
please help out guys, a lot of money still needs to be raised and there aren’t many days left in the campaign!
THESE ARE ALREADY BEING PUT IN MY TOWN, SANDPOINT IDAHO! GUYS SPREAD THIS AND DONATE IF YOU CAN BECAUSE THEY ARE SO AMAZING!
Nikki Lynette (via winefinedarkchicks)
We could get all heavy and say that not only has the history of colonization and oppression around the world led to a systemic negative perception of dark skin, but the media encourages the prolongation of these groundless beliefs by repeatedly presenting and upholding one ideal standard of beauty. Yup.
OR we can cut through all that bullsh*t and get to the real reason why light skin is “better” than dark skin.
Here it comes… are you ready for it?
The reason why light skin is better than dark skin is because people are fundamentally stupid.
Uganda passes draconian anti-gay law
December 20, 2013
Ugandan politicians have passed an anti-gay law that punishes “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment.
The bill drew wide condemnation when it was first introduced in 2010 and included the death penalty, but that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament.
Although a provision for the death penalty was removed from the original bill, the law passed on Friday sets life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for the new offence of “aggravated homosexuality” – repeat offending – according to the office of a spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament.
Homosexuality was already illegal in Uganda under a colonial-era law that criminalised sexual acts “against the order of nature”, but the Ugandan politician who wrote the new law argued that tough new legislation was needed because gay people from the west threatened to destroy Ugandan families and were allegedly “recruiting” Ugandan children into gay lifestyles.
The Ugandan gay community has disputed this account, saying that Ugandan political and religious leaders had come under the influence of American evangelicals who wanted to spread their anti-gay campaign inAfrica. They have singled out Scott Lively, a Massachusetts evangelical,who they sued in March 2012 under the Alien Tort Statute that allows non-citizens to file suit in the US if there is an alleged violation of international law.
Lively denied he wanted severe punishment for gay people, and has previously said he never advocated violence against gay people but advised therapy for them.
Over the years gay people in Uganda had come to believe progress was being made in defence of their rights in a country where homophobia is rampant. In 2012 they held their first gay pride parade and have sometimes joined street marches in support of all human rights.
Pepe Julian Onziema, a prominent Ugandan transgender and gay activist, declined to comment when contacted on Friday, saying he needed more time.
|Mom:||Has Ariel (a.k.a. marcobodt ) replied to your text yet?|
|Mom:||Hm maybe she's out with her boyfriend. Does she have a boyfriend?|
|Me:||Yeah but he's dead.|
|Mom:||*stares at me* Her boyfriend is dead?|
|Me:||He's a fictional character from an anime.|
|Mom:||Her boyfriend's a fictional character?|
|Mom:||Interesting. *walks away*|