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Solar Roadways

Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and… cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent?!!!

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole (http://solarroadways.com/numbers.shtml). They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving. 

[support the project on indiegogo] [rendering by Sam Cornett]

They had me at “it melts the snow”.

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TYPHOON HAIYAN RIPS THROUGH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES

Typhoon Haiyan is a Category 5 storm, the strongest typhoon of 2013 and said to be the “most powerful ever” to make landfall (with winds near 195-200 mph). Perspective: Superstorm Sandy was at 95mph when it hit New Jersey; Hurricane Katrina at 129mph when it hit land.

The victims need all the help they can get. Cities have been leveled, buildings made of concrete were destroyed by strong winds and storm surges. Communications have yet to be reestablished in most of the areas affected by the typhoon. The full picture left behind by Haiyan has yet to be established yet the devastation reported on television is already extensive. The government is bracing for large-scale relief operations. Virtually 1/3 of the country has been ravaged by this natural disaster. And we need help.  

HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP

  • donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
  • donations via Habitat for Humanity
  • donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
  • eta: donations via UNICEF Philippines
  • eta2: donations via CARE Australia
  • eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis 
  • eta2: donations via GMA Network (credit card)
  • eta2: donations via World Vision
  • eta2: donations via AmeriCares
  • eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
  • eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)

FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES

HOW TO FILE FOR MISSING PERSONS

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Keep this nation in heart and mind.

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mollycrabapple:

With glitter skulls we say goodbye to our drunken spangled youths

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With glitter skulls we say goodbye to our drunken spangled youths

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nezua:

Ad Shows The World’s Popular Opinions Of Women Using Search Engine

Every man’s part time job must be combatting these perceptions, and the harms that arise from them. 

What’s a search engine know, anyway?

Jesus this is powerful.

This ad campaign tells such an important story.

(Source: alexithymiadaily)

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17 October: Your favourite one-time companion?↳ Cameca

Played by Margot van der Burgh (Countess Lydia in Anna Karenina [1977]), Cameca was the Doctor’s first love interest, an elderly woman in s01s06: The Aztecs. They made cocoa and got engaged, and it was all absolutely adorable.


This was quite a good episode.

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17 October: Your favourite one-time companion?
↳ Cameca

Played by Margot van der Burgh (Countess Lydia in Anna Karenina [1977]), Cameca was the Doctor’s first love interest, an elderly woman in s01s06: The Aztecs. They made cocoa and got engaged, and it was all absolutely adorable.

This was quite a good episode.

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Luna Musings with Colie Brice - June 5, 2013 live at the Saint in Asbury (made with Spreaker) by Colie Brice

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Good Journalism. - Ferg

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abaldwin360:

The National Review ran a magazine cover in which they Photoshopped signs at an Obama rally to read “ABORTION” instead of “FORWARD” as they originally did.

The top image shows the October 1, 2012 cover of “National Review” magazine. 

The image at the bottom shows another photo taken at the same rally.

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additional source

When Photoshop is used for evil.

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He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N., and what is going to happen when that happens? … We’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy. Lubbock County Judge Tom Head • During an appearance on FOX34 in support of a measure, to raise the local tax rate by 1.7 cents, intended to generate the revenue needed to increase law enforcement’s budget. The DA has apparently been losing experienced prosecutors to counties with higher budgets, and the sheriff has said he needs an additional seven deputies. Good so far. So how did the discussion turn to civil war? Well, after the events described above take place, Head and the sheriff’s department will be ready to stop the UN and “stand in front of their armored personnel [carriers].”  When that showdown occurs, Head wants to be certain he has enough deputies to repel UN forces without relying on civilian fighters. A sound plan if we’ve ever heard one. source (viafollow)
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For more than seven years we’ve been helping publishers find deeper relationships with their users and to make their sites more social and engaging. Together with Google, we’re super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike.

Social chat/advertising company Meebo • Announcing that Google’s acquired them for a rumored sum of $100 million. But that’s only part of the story — the company’s reportedly laid off many staffers in the wake of the acquisition. Meebo’s model has evolved significantly over the years, most recently as a toolbar that many major sites, including Mashable and Slate, have used. No word on whether the company’s sticking around as a product of Google. (via shortformblog)

Wow! Meebo is gone. Great service while it last. 5 years + right?

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